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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Contents Preface vii 1 Sound and Fury 1 1 2 An Actor's Guide to Shakespeare's Verse 21 3 Scansion 31 4 The Sonnets 43 5 Developing the Inner Ear 67 6 The Flow of Thought and Feeling 81 7 Putting It on Its Feet 93 8 Messages in the Code ...
When Polonius advised Laertes , " This above all ; to thine own self be true " [ Hamlet 1.3.78 ] , we hear only the maxim , not the originality of the thought . At a time when the individual was judged to be less worthy of primary ...
... of how often his combinations of sounds , rhythms , thoughts , ideas , and words , words , words provide an actor with just what is needed to achieve a striking , compelling , haunting , unforgettable moment in the living theatre .
Now , the pendulum has swung just about as far as it can go in the direction of an approach to the verse that is deeply felt and minimally articulated , what might be called " thought Shakespeare . " We have learned the limits of mum ...
This examination of a single word , which we thought we understood , reveals that the complexity of meaning ... for an actor is that many of the constructions used by Shakespeare are simply not the way we put thoughts together today .
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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