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

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

by Gary Logan

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Overview

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 Shakespeare aims 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 Shakespeare is a one-of-a-kind resource for performing Shakespeare’s dramatic works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226006314
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/07/2012
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 420,332
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author




Gary Logan is director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1   The Pronounciation Paradigm
2   The Phonetic Transcription of Sounds in American English
3   The Properties of Standard American Stage Dialect

     Interpretation of Entries

     Shakespeare's Verse

     Reference Guide

     Abbreviations

     The Dictionary

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