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Pronouncing Shakespeare : the Globe experiment

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Nobody at the Globe much likes the word 'authentic'. It is a difficult adjective to justify, given that so little is known about theatrical practice in Shakespeare's time, and the modern environment inevitably makes its presence felt, as does the modern weather. Performances take place for only half the year, between May and September. Evening performances are routine, whereas they were afternoons-only, at the  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 9781108466691 1108466699
OCLC Number: 1091291578
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 194 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
Contents: Idea --
Proposal --
Evidence --
Rehearsal --
Performance --
Consequences.
Responsibility: David Crystal, University of Bangor.

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How did Shakespeare's plays sound when they were originally performed? How can we know, and could the original pronunciation ever be recreated? David Crystal recounts and reflects on Shakespeare's  Read more...

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