On YouTube: Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare, Ben Crystal from British Council English and Exams
A clip from this great talk on “Original Pronunciation” or how Shakespeare’s plays and language might have sounded at the time they were first written and produced. A link to the entire talk can be found below. — Douglas
Actor and author Ben Crystal explores the accent, the theatrical conventions, and the world of Shakespeare, to reveal a bright and beautiful English.
The guardian of English poetry, the inventor of over 1,000 words still in use today, and one of the greatest players with our language, Shakespeare has given us a treasure trove of English to read – funny how so much of it doesn’t make sense until it’s spoken out-loud.
For more on OP, watch this video I previously shared