Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 269 стор.
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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However , in doing so I have sacrificed an important set of clues contained in the old manuscripts , where patterns of spelling seem to have had significance for the delivery of the lines by actors in the theatre .
He wrote plays for that company , and seems to have taken little interest in publishing his plays as works of literature . We must be very careful not to ascribe to him literary concerns and self - conscious explorations of language .
However , a terrible traffic jam seems to form at the base of the bridge , partly because of conflicting advice received from one's teachers , coaches , and directors , but more importantly because modern acting technique has been ...
A modern actor can be excused for thinking that no language arts are required , the words seem so natural an expression of feeling and personality . Of course that is just the surface , and the hard muscle of rhetoric is readily ...
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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 ... Читати огляд повністю
An Actors Guide to Shakespeares Verse
Developing the Inner Ear
The Flow of Thought and Feeling
Putting It on Its Feet
Messages in the Code
Acquiring an Elizabethan Rhetorical Facility
Index of Plays and Characters