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British Library’s Original Pronunciation Project

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.130  Friday, 23 March 2012

 

From:        Patty Winter < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         March 22, 2012 5:39:47 PM EDT

Subject:     British Library’s Original Pronunciation Project

 

Actor Ben Crystal and his father, linguistics professor David Crystal, have worked with the British Library to create a CD of Shakespeare excerpts read in original pronunciation. Here’s the library’s press release:

 

http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/The-British-Library-releases-the-first-ever-audio-CD-of-Shakespeare-spoken-in-the-original-pronunciation-57d.aspx

 

And here are two newspaper article, one of which has some samples from the CD:

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9143302/How-should-Shakespeare-really-sound.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/tuh-beh-oar-nat-tuh-beh-that-was-the-question-7575928.html

 

Patty

 
 

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