Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation

[speeches and Scenes Performed as Shakespeare Would Have Heard Them]
(Audiobook CD - 2012)
Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation

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How did the actors of Shakespeare's stage sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time, this disc offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciations of the Elizabethan era. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal--actor, author of Shakespeare on Toast , and an expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation--the company performs scenes from Shakespeare's plays and several of his best-known poems. Listeners will hear new meanings uncovered, new jokes revealed, and poetic effects enhanced. The CD is accompanied by an introductory essay by Shakespeare authority David Crystal.
Title: Shakespeare's original pronunciation
[speeches and scenes performed as Shakespeare would have heard them]
[sound recording]
Publisher: London : British Library Board, p2012
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (75 min.),digital, stereo. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Includes an introductory essay by David Crystal
Compact disc
Subtitle from container
Contents: Sonnet 116 : in modern English / reader: Ben Crystal
Sonnet 116 : in original pronunciation / reader: Ben Crystal
Sonnet 18 / reader: Joan Walker
Sonnet 71 / reader: Natalie Thomas
Sonnet 154 / reader: Matthew Mellalieu
A midsummer night's dream : from Act 3 / Oberon: Philip Bird
As you like it : from Act 2 / Jaques: Colin Hurley
Hamlet : from Act 3 / Matthew Mellalieu
Henry V : from Act 3 / Henry V: Benjamin O'Mahoney
Macbeth : from Act 2 / Macbeth: Colin Hurley
Richard II : from Act 5 / Richard II: Ben Crystal
The winter's tale : from Act 3 / Hermione: Rebecca Pownall
As you like it : from Act 2 / Jaques: Philip Bird
The merchant of Venice : from Act 4 / Portia: Natalie Thomas
The two gentlemen of Verona : from Act 4 / Launce: Matthew Mellalieu
Richard III : from Act 4 / Queen Margaret: Joan Walker
Richard III : from Act 1 / Gloucester: Colin Hurley
The tempest : from Act 5 / Prospero: Hilton McRae
Twelfth night : from Act 2 / Malvolio: Ben Crystal, Viola: Rebecca Pownall
The comedy of errors : from Act 3 / Antipholus of Syracuse: Colin Hurley, Dromio of Syracuse: Benjamin O'Mahony
Romeo and Juliet : from Act 2 / Romeo: Benjamin O'Mahony, Juliet: Natalie Thomas
Much ado about nothing : from Act 4 / Benedick: Ben Crystal, Beatrice: Rebecca Pownall
Julius Caesar : from Act 3 / First Plebeian: Benjamin O'Mahony, Third Plebian: Colin Hurley, Antony: Philip Bird, Fourth Plebian: David Crystal, Second Plebian: Rebecca Pownall
Twelfth night : from Act 3 / Feste: Hilton McRae, Viola: Rebecca Pownall
Hamlet : from Act 2 / Hamlet: Ben Crystal, Rosencrantz: Simon Manyonda, Guildenstern: Benjamin O'Mahony
Othello : from Act 4 / Desdemona: Natalie Thomas, Æmilia: Joan Walker
King Lear : from Act 1 / King Lear: Hilton McRae, Goneril: Suzanne Sylvester, Cordelia: Natalie Thomas, Regan: Rebecca Pownall
Macbeth : from Act 2 / Lennox: Simon Manyonda, Macbeth: Colin Hurley, Macduff: Philip Bird, Lady Macbeth: Suzanne Sylvester, Banquo: Matthew Mellalieu, Donalbain: Benjamin O'Mahony, Malcolm: Ben Crystal
Additional Contributors: Shakespeare, William 1564-1616
Crystal, Ben
British Library
ISBN: 0712351191
Branch Call Number: CD- 822.33 Ls 2012
Performers: Curator: Ben Crystal
Subject Headings: English language Early modern, 1500-1700 Pronunciation Poetry Collections Drama Collections
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Topical Term: English language
Publisher No: NSACD 100 British Library
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