Monday, July 13, 2015

What did Shakespeare Sound Like in Shakespeare's Day?

Recently I came across this fascinating 10 minute video from the Globe Theater in England where David and Ben Crystal, who are also father and son, demonstrate how the original Shakespeare sounded. Not only that, they also share how they were able to figure that out!  Why is this impotant? The original pronunciation brings deeper nuances of meaning, and greater wit than present day English.

For more on Shakespeare, check the Literature through History section on my Classical Education page!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool video! Those two gentlemen really do shed a different light on Shakespeare's words.