Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation as He Heard It – Dunedin

Date: 07/06/2017
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: 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.