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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of the Angles and Saxons tended to be single - syllable words . This is not an
absolute rule , but representative rather of the difference between simple , striking
words of one syllable and complex and intellectual words of many syllables .
Sometimes they are used to mark major shifts in thought or focus , other times
they signal a short list of key words . ... What other word patterns exist in an
unpunctuated piece of blank verse that can guide the actor into Shakespeare ' s
All of the negative words are used only once . As an exercise to explore these
repetitions , mark the first use of “ sleep ” and " peace ” with an arrow pointing up
and the second use of the word with an arrow coming down . If this were a longer
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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