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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One of the exciting attributes of a five - foot line , as compared to a fouror six - foot
line , is that the location of the break can vary from line to line , sometimes
occurring after the end of the second foot , sometimes after the third , sometimes ...
This person can strike the block at any time , and I encourage whomever has this
instrument to bring great variety to the lengths of the sentences , and in particular
to strike the block sometimes with the chime and sometimes midway through ...
If the music created by the spoken voices , sometimes many speaking in rapid or
measured contrast , sometimes a single voice at length , was the focus of all that
writing , then we can look to that writing to see how Shakespeare scored the ...
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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