Prosodic Switches: Pauses, Prompts, and Soliloquies
This chapter continues to explore how Shakespeare uses prosodic shifts to help his actors calibrate their performances. It also suggests how this basic tool of working in parts — the short line or midline ‘volta’ — becomes a profound influence upon Shakespeare's writing: in particular, his development of ever more situationally layered, experientially pregnant verse, and the capability of this verse to suggest subjective and inter-subjective presence.
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