How Did Shakespeare’s Plays Sound in Their Original Dialect?

How Did Shakespeare’s Plays Sound in Their Original Dialect?

There is a short documentary where „linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal, look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago. They answer the most basic question you probably have right now — How do you know what it sounded like back then? — and they discuss the value of performing Shakespeare’s plays in the original accent…“


„Neue Shakespeare-Studie: Großer Dramatiker, skrupelloser Geschäftsmann“

„Kann ein großer Poet auch ein gewiefter Geschäftsmann sein? Eine neue Studie über William Shakespeare enthüllt unromantische Details über die Wirtschaftsgebaren des Dramatikers, der in seiner Heimatstadt Stratford Getreide hortete und Steuern hinterzog.“

(Spiegel-online vom 31.03.2013)

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London Landscape TV (HD 720p)

lltvoneWer London liebt und keine Angst vor großen Dateien hat, der sollte sich mal die Seite von „London Landscape TV“ ansehen. Es handelt sich dabei um einen Video-Podcast, dessen Folgen man aber auch einzeln herunterladen kann.

„If you love London, you’ll love London Landscape TV. This regular high-definition video podcast allows your TV or computer to become your own window overlooking one of the world’s greatest and historic capital cities. Whether you live in London now, have stayed in London and wish to remember it, or you have never been but would love to come, let London Landscape TV be your visual guide to the UK’s capital city. Each LLTV podcast episode is filmed in high-definition by Nick Lansley to bring each particular scene into sharp focus and allows the life of London unfold before the lens in high resolution detail. The finished movie file is available in the format MPEG4 H.264 Widescreen 720P HD which is compatible with most HD video players.“

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