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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O true Apothecary : Thy drugs are quicke . Thus with a kisse I die . [ 5 . 3 . 106 ] 2 .
Maybe her if the tu harily deler The same mess appears in the 1604 quarto ,
clearly the copy from which this was being set . The italicized section is
As God is my witness , ” or “ Let the gods strike me dead if what I say is not true , "
are variations of the same rhetorical impulse that resulted in the familiar , “ I
swear to tell the truth , the whole truth , and nothing but the truth , so help me God
... is nonetheless true or a view contrary to the opinion generally held to be true •
antithesis : setting up contraries in opposition • syncrisis : comparing contrary
things in contrasting clauses • Acquiring an Elizabethan Rhetorical Facility 163.
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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