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.
第 1 到 3 筆結果，共 57 筆
Othello : What dost thou say , lago ? lago : Did Michael Cassio When he wooed
my Lady , know of your love ? Othello : He did , from first to last : Why dost thou
ask ? lago : But for a satisfaction of my Thought , No further harm . Othello : Why
Hold thy desperate hand : Art thou a man ? thy form cries out thou art : Thy tears
are womanish , thy wild acts denote The unreasonable Fury of a beast .
Unseemly woman , in a seeming man , And ill beseeming beast in seeming both ,
art thou happy ” almost like a ritualized chant , in keeping with the rocking ,
hugging comfort a parent gives a distraught child . What , rouse thee , man ! thy
Juliet is alive , For whose dear sake thou wast but lately dead ; There art thou
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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