Monthly Archives: April 2015

Shakespeare as you’ve never heard him before

Globe Theatre

 

A fascinating discussion of Shakespeare and Original Pronunciation.  Against the backdrop of the glorious Globe Theatre, David Crystal and his son Ben talk about Early Modern English pronunciation and its importance in our understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. They explore what performing Shakespeare in OP brings to the text, and the semantic word play that is lost in RP. Well worth a listen!William_Shakespeare_1609 (1)

 

http://twentytwowords.com/performing-shakespeares-plays-with-their-original-english-accent/

 

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