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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Then the two are brought together and given the shape of the scene . The actress
is told to begin by clarifying that her brother needs to accept what ' s coming to
him . The brother is told that he should agree with that . The actress then briefly ...
99 ] Later in this same scene , when the young lovers are alone together , we
have an example of argument in the form of exchange of ideas , each new
thought building on the one before . Lysander . Ay me , for aught that I could ever
A slight variation on this rhetorical exchange , one that is slightly more
competitive and a great preparation for games of wit and love scenes , is the
game , “ We are both the same , only I am more so . " Here each speaker
demonstrates that he ...
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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