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Video: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

What did Shakespeare’s English sound like to Shakespeare? To his audience? And how can we know such a thing as the phonetic character of the language spoken 400 years ago? These questions and more are addressed in this video, which profiles a very popular experiment at London’s Globe Theatre, the 1994 reconstruction of Shakespeare’s theatrical home.

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Conjectural reconstruction of the Globe theatre by C. Walter Hodges based on archeological and documentary evidence

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This entry was posted on October 4, 2015 by in Opinion Leaders, Poetry and tagged , , , .
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