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Latin Pronunciation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2168  Tuesday, 7 December 1999.

From:           Alice Jane Cooley <
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Date:           Monday, 06 Dec 1999 15:37:02 -0500
Subject:        Latin Pronunciation

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I wonder whether anyone knows of a source for information on the
pronunciation of Latin in Elizabethan England? I'm involved in a
production of Lyly's Woman in the Moon, in which various Latin tags are
thrown around, and we thought it would be nice, since we have to teach
the actors how to pronounce the Latin anyway, if we could base the
pronunciation on something authentic to the period. I'd be grateful for
any insights.

Alice Cooley
University of Toronto

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