Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students
Greenwood Press, 2002 - 269 頁
Shakespeare was a master of language, his sayings have become part of everyday speech, and his plays endure, in part, because of the beauty of his verse. Shakespeare's language, however, poses special difficulties for modern actors because many of his words seem unusual or difficult to pronounce, he employs rhetorical devices throughout his works, and he carefully uses rhythm to convey sense.
The relation of the modern actor to the Shakespearean text, the importance of understanding the nuances of his language, and the fundamentals of grammar are all thoroughly examined in this volume. Its heart is a detailed consideration of the iambic code, the metrical system that Shakespeare used to give so much power to his verse. O'Dell also examines the importance of formal rhetoric in Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's artful use of rhetorical devices in his plays. As a practical reference guide, this volume keeps in mind the particular needs of theater professionals.
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looking for actions and attitudes that can result in the integration of action and text
into a vivid , exciting performance . Fashions in Delivery of Shakespearean Verse
Earlier masters of Shakespearean verse speaking were praised for their ...
One result is the familiar anthropomorphizing : * * * Prosopopoeia : attributing
human qualities to an inanimate creature or thing . Pity , you ancient stones ,
those tender babes . ( RIII 4 . 1 . 98 ] * * * Comparisons can stretch the
Effects : Here the student seeks to name the real result of an abortion .
Comparisons with things greater , less , or equal : Here the student places
abortion into a system of relative good and evil . Once each student has teased
out some ideas ...
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The goal of this trio of books by O'Dell (theater and English, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.), the text consultant for the Stratford Festival, is to help actors and students gain access to Shakespeare's plays ... 閱讀評論全文