it seems so obvious

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it seems so obvious

Post by aruffo » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:29 am

Anyone who pretends to Shakespearian performance should be required to read Poe's The Rationale of Verse. In addition to his general explanation of scansion, which is more sensible than any other I've read, his explanation of the invalidity of "elision" as it is commonly defined and applied to Shakespearian verse is lucid, simple, and potent, and makes it possible to speak the classical texts much more naturally.

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