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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The next part of the book explores Shakespeare's use of what I call the Iambic Code , the pattern of subtle variations on strict iambic pentameter with which Shakespeare suggests the emotional undercurrents at work in the scene .
Thy School - days frightful , desp'rate , wild , and furious , Thy prime of Manhood , daring , bold , and venturous : Thy Age continual , proud , subtle , sly , and bloody , More mild , but yet more harmful ; kind in hatred : What ...
It is possible that the copyists and typesetters who worked on the plays made use of a similar system of subtle emphasis , taking advantage of the fluctuation in accepted spelling to write or typeset " Sunne " and then " Sun " followed ...
They select words , either intuitively or consciously , that convey important information both overtly and subtly . ... The purpose of this book is to point out some of the most subtle landmarks , the ones buried right into the way the ...
There is no need for artificial impositions of tonal quality , because all of the subtle and overt shifts in color and shape are written directly into the lines . And there is no need for the manipulation of rhythms or delivery because ...
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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