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Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

Synopsis
Audio CD featuring speeches and scenes performed as Shakespeare might have heard them. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal, actor and expert in original Shakespearean pronunciation in performance, a company of actors performs some of Shakespeare’s best-known poems, solo speeches and scenes from 18 of his plays. Accompanied by an introductory essay by Professor David Crystal,
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2012
Notes
For detailed track listings, go to http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/The-British-Library-releases-the-first-ever-audio-CD-of-Shakespeare-spoken-in-the-original-pronunciation-57d.aspx (accessed 4/2012)
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature; Linguistics
Keywords
English language; linguistic theory; pronunciation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elizabethan English

Credits

Contributor
Ben Crystal; David Crystal
Cast
Emma Pallant 
Hilton McRae 
Matthew Mellalieu 
Philip Bird 
Rebecca Pownall 

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor (Sale)

Name

British Library Bookshop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/shop External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Fax
020 7412 7172
Address
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

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