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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ending presents itself , the speaker prepares to open to the possibilities , all the
while wondering what comes next . The speaker loads these ten or eleven ( or
perhaps twelve ) syllables into the forebrain , opening herself to the possible ...
Speaker . And liberal Largess , are grown somewhat light . . . ? Listener . Light ?
Do you mean you ' re broke ? How are you going to go to war then ? And what is
the connection between your open hand , giving away too much money , and the
The job of each listener is to signal that the assigned thread has been
successfully foregrounded at that moment and therefore that the speaker has
succeeded in reaching that listener . Each thread is acknowledged in a manner
that reinforces ...
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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