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How Shakespeare’s Musical Writing Survives Translation

Synopsis
Short video series in which Shakespeare academics and students talk to camera about an aspect of Shakespeare’s work. The aim is to persuade foreign students to study Shakespeare in Britain. Sonia Massai, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at King’s College London, discusses the musical quality of Shakespeare’s language, which often survives in translation to other languages. Sonia also talks of the power of this rhythm to move the characters and to move the reader.
Series
Shakespeare Lives in Education
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2016
Notes
Accessed 2/2016. The words spoken appear on the screen.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Music; politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Translation

Online availability

URI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5GakaQEzXw

Credits

Contributor
Sonia Massai

Production Company

Name

British Council

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