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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Following along , in a lower position , is the active verb , here the colloquial “ got .
” Since this is not a vivid verb , it is not likely to rival the noun . It carries the
preposition along with it , because the verb phrase is “ have got on ” ; the “ have ...
Although we do not often vary from the simple sentence structure of subject / verb
/ predicate , we can recognize the meaning of a sentence or phrase in which the
inversion has occurred , and appreciate the special impact of such an inversion ...
The verb is “ were ” which places all of the significance of the second half of the
sentence on what follows , the two options : seven vials or seven branches . The
repetition of the word seven , plus the clear indicators “ as . . . or . . . " make it easy
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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