An Introduction to Hamlet
Reading Shakespeare's Language
Shakespearian language is different yet recognizable
Also, certain words may seem misrepresented when read in the context of the play, yet can only be accurately portrayed or meaningfully conveyed by an actor. One must "go over the lines. . . until the puzzles are solved and the lines yield up their poetry" (Mowat 15) in order to gain a full understanding of Shakespearian text.
Shakespeare's Sentences...correct grammar, or just plain confusing?
If puzzled by the speech, to make it easier, check to see if the sequence is unusual to help with understanding.
"'Break the code' of Elizabethan poetic drama..." (Mowat 23).
Implied Stage Action
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