Arts-and-Entertainment Put any doubts aside for a few minutes and keep reading. Everything you need to know to successfully read any of Shakespeare’s classic writings is discussed. Using the straightforward actions given, you’ll be able to read and even understand Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and other texts in a snap and with no stress. You’ll even begin to appreciate the language and begin to understand why Shakespeare is widely considered perhaps the best writer ever. To begin with, remember that even though the language used by "The Bard" may sound different and sometimes hard to understand, it is still English. The more you read and start to "feel" the language, the more it will begin to make sense. You’ll quickly pick up the vernacular, but more importantly, you’ll develop an ear for the cadence. It’s similar to conversing with someone with a heavy accent. Once you get used to it, it gets easier. Obviously if you’ve been assigned a particular text to read, you’ll work with that text. If you’re looking for a Shakespeare work to read to get your feet wet, you might consider the sonnets as they are shorter than the plays. If you want to read a play, start with something like Romeo & Juliet. Since most people are already familiar with the story, this is usually a great first Shakespeare play to read. The drama is beautiful, intense and tragic and there is even doses of humor sprinkled in. Once you’ve gotten started, the hardest part is behind you. Just like reading any novel or non-fiction work by a contemporary author, it may take a little bit for the essence of the writing to sink in. Just keep reading, don’t feel like you have to understand everything immediately. As you keep reading, it will begin to make more sense. After you’ve read a few sonnets or the first act or two of a play, take a break. .e back to it in a day or two. Try re-reading what you’ve already read. You’ll already be somewhat familiar with the language and reading further won’t seem as difficult. Lastly, you might try writing a short summary of what you’ve read. Find a synopsis of the text online, at the library or at a bookstore. .pare your summary with the synopsis. You’ll be surprised how well you really do understand. As you will soon see, there is really nothing about reading Shakespeare that’s perplexing or actually all that tough when you understand what to do. After a little practice, you’ll be reading and understanding like a natural. Prose like "If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die," will be as readable as "I coulda’ been a contender!" About the Author: 相关的主题文章: