Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation As He Heard It – Christchurch
Category: Theatre Companies – Professional
Date & Time: Wed 17 May 7.30-8.30pm
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Tickets: Print your free ticket from www.ticketek.co.nz or call the Isaac Theatre Royal Box Office
Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation As He Heard It – Public Talk
What did Shakesepare’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 fascination 400 year old sound of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, Original Pronunciation, showing a world hidden beneath our modern accent readings, readings full of rhyme, rhythm and a very subtle humour….and a not-so-subtle one too.