Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation as He Heard It – Dunedin
Category: Theatre Companies – Professional
Date & Time: Wed 7 June, 5.30-6.30pm
Venue: College of Education Hall, University of Otago
Tickets: Free of charge
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 03 479 8763
Ben Crystal: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation as he heard it incl Q&A for public
What did Shakespeare’s accent – and that of his actors and audience – sound like?
What can we learn from hearing and speaking his works in that accent?
And with no recordings or transcriptions available to us, how do we know?
Actor and author Ben Crystal (Shakespeare’s Words, Shakespeare on Toast) explores the fascinating 400 year old sound of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, Original Pronunciation, showing a world hidden beneath our modern accents, readings full of rhyme, rhythm, and a very subtle humour…and a not-so-subtle one too.