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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Never mistake the brevity of a rhetorical figure for glibness or simplicity of concept
. The great paradox of rhetorical figures is that they can be so short and simple ,
and through that very simplicity and compression convey more than a lengthy ...
we are not emulating the university wits whose dense , complex prose and poetry
demonstrated rhetorical elegance for its own sake . In truth , we are only
attempting to acquire the equivalent of literacy and numeracy , adding speaking
... stated in form of ( rhetorical ) question • apostrophe : directing speech to a new
listener , often combined with figures of exclamation , interrogation ,
personification of an abstraction B . Ethos : persuasion made effective by a
demonstration of ...
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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