Eloquent Shakespeare A Pronouncing Dictionary for the Complete Dramatic Works with Notes to Untie the Modern Tongue

ISBN-10: 022600631X
ISBN-13: 9780226006314
Edition: 2012
Authors: Gary Logan
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Description: An actor’s deepest desire is to be understood. But when asked to pronounce such words as “chanson,” “phantasime,” or “quaestor,” many otherwise unflappable actors can be rendered speechless. The Eloquent Shakespeareaims to untie those tongues and  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

An actor’s deepest desire is to be understood. But when asked to pronounce such words as “chanson,” “phantasime,” or “quaestor,” many otherwise unflappable actors can be rendered speechless. The Eloquent Shakespeareaims to untie those tongues and help anyone speak Shakespeare’s language with ease. More than 17,500 entries make it the most comprehensive pronunciation guide to Shakespeare’s words, from the common to the arcane. Each entry is written in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and represents standard American pronunciations, making this dictionary perfect for North American professionals or non-native speakers of American English. Renowned Shakespearean voice and text coach Gary Logan has spent years teaching Shakespeare’s works to some of the best actors in the world. His book includes proper names, foreign words and phrases, as well as an extensive introduction that covers everything from how to interpret the entries to scansion dynamics. Designed especially for actors, directors, stage managers, and teachers,The Eloquent Shakespeareis a one-of-a-kind resource for performing Shakespeare’s dramatic works.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Pronunciation Paradigm
The Phonetic Transcription of Sounds in American English
The Properties of Standard American Stage Dialect
Interpretation of Entries
Shakespeare's Verse
Shakespeare's Foreign Languages
Reference Guide
Abbreviations
The Dictionary

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