The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0478 Thursday, 13 March 2003
From: Graham Hal <
Date: Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 21:11:07 +0000
Does anyone know if other nationalities employ theatrical convention in
respect of accents when performing Shakespeare in their own language?
The Germans come to mind, z.B., being a nation that has an admirable
record of Shakespearean activity. Do servants and messengers effect a
Plattdeutsch and utilise a Bavarian accent and the nobility Hochdeutsch
Reading in translation provides no real clue. Which raises a secondary
question. Any recommended recordings available?
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