Maxima der Häufigkeitsverteilung von
i.e. Repliken dieser Länge wurden am häufigsten verwendet.
Frequency of speech length distributions in words
i.e.This speech length was most often used
in Texten / in texts
In 1599 the Globe was opened, and although its dimensions are not supposed to be much different from its immediate predecessors one possible implication is that from 1599 onwards Shakespeare wrote for the Globe in particular. We do not know what in fact caused the shift from something like 9 words to 4 words, but if it's not a larger stage then perhaps a change in the practice of rehearsals certifying the degree of artistic involvement in the production of plays, once Shakespeare had become co-owner of the Globe.
The shift certainly occurs in the wider context of rhetorical
and dramatic actions. The suggestion is that rhetoric and declamations
and were replaced by refined acting using the spatial dimensions of the
and speeding up events by shorter speeches. This is also part of the
maturity of Shakespeare. In the face of a general shift towards shorter
soliloquies and monologues gained new qualities. Whereas before they
to be seen within the framework of rhetorical devices that kept actors
and lamenting they now appeared as functional components of plays,
to the aesthetic values of varietas and copia - or
It is obvious that the shift in speech length is also an unbiassed proof that Shakespeare is the real author of his plays. This does not exclude collaborations with other authors, but the artistic involvement is so clearly marked by the opening of the Globe in 1599 that only Shakespeare's biographical dates match the statistical data of his works.
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