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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Since birth , and heaven , and earth , all three do meet In thee at once , which
thou at once wouldst lose . Fie , fie , thou sham ' st thy shape , thy love , thy wit ,
Which like a Usurer abound ' st in all : And usest none in that true use indeed ,
What , rouse thee , man ! thy Juliet is alive , For whose dear sake thou wast but
lately dead ; There art thou happy : Tybalt would kill thee , But thou slew ' st Tybalt
; there are thou happy too : The law that threatened death becomes thy friend ...
To reinforce the image of teaching , Margaret uses the sort of obvious rhetoric
that one might hear in a schoolhouse , when one of the students is asked to “
decline , " or recite in order , on the topic of “ the course of justice . ” I called thee
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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