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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the dramatic of poetry of all of the Elizabethan playwrights , is that certain specific
variations were used regularly to break up the regular iambic rhythm , and that it
is the careful balance between an ongoing evocation of the heartbeat and the ...
Every application of scansion to the actor ' s experience of a Shakespearean role
must be specific rather than general , because the variations in irregularities are
tied to sound patterns and meanings as well as to the structural progression of ...
Variations on the Formal Debate Although debating can be an excellent
preparation for an actor seeking to develop a personal facility with the building
blocks of rhetoric , the adversarial form of such verbal sparring does not , in fact ,
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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