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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1 3 Sound and Fury Life ' s but a walking Shadow , a poor Player , That struts and
frets his hour upon the Stage , And then is heard no more . It is a Tale Told by an
Idiot , full of sound and fury Signifying nothing . Macbeth ( Macbeth 5 . 5 .
SENSING THE SOUND OF SHAKESPEARE ' S LANGUAGE If music and sweet
poetry agree , As they must needs , the sister ... [ The Passionate Pilgrim , VII , 1 ] I
believe that the action of making sounds with lips , tongue , teeth , and breath is a
Modern actors must train themselves to spot the ripples created by these subtle
manipulations of sound because the vast majority of them have been lost to us in
our modern vocal laziness . We seldom give vowels their full weight , and if a ...
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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