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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On the other hand , when these rhythmic variations are united with striking
changes in thought ( marked by , perhaps , a period in a modern edition ) we can
see immediately how the emotional rhythm supports the intellectual shift . This
To mark a change of thought that does not immediately leap off the page , I use a
slash . This allows the sight - reading actor to know that one thought is ending
and a new one beginning , without predisposing the nature of that transition .
Thus hath the course of Justice whirled about , And left thee but a very prey to
time , Having no more but Thought of what thou wast , To Torture thee the more ,
being what thou art . The first two lines are clear , and wonderfully evocative if
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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