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How should Shakespeare really sound?

How should Shakespeare really sound? | Shakespeare's England | Scoop.it
Audio: The British Library have released the first audio guide to how Shakespeare's plays would have sounded in the original pronunciation.

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English has evolved over the centuries and gained influences from other languages and cultures over time (notably from the Normans). Shakespeare's English isn't actually "Old English," though the diction and pronunciation differ from what we use today.

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Lucas Strohm's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:54 PM

Interesting to hear.

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Elizabethan theater: Shakespeare and The Globe

Learn about theater during Shakespeare's time. Topics include why The Globe, his theater, was located in Southwark, what the theater probably looked like, wh...
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Turns out Shakespeare's theater was in a bad part of town! Watch and learn about what people did there for fun.

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Anna-Mae Wiesenthal's curator insight, March 27, 2014 2:26 PM

You can skip the ad in 4 seconds, afterwhich  there is a nice, brief overview of Elizabethan theatre.

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Bubonic Plague and Shakespeare

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Visit this site dedicated to William Shakespeare including information about Bubonic Plague and Shakespeare.Fast and accurate details about Bubonic Plague and Shakespeare.Learn about Bubonic Plague and Shakespeare.
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A plague on both your houses! The Black Death (bubonic plague) killed off much of the people in London in Shakespeare's time. Plague doctors wore bird-like masks with sweet-smelling herbs in the beak to help them overcome the stench of death and disease.

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How should Shakespeare really sound?

How should Shakespeare really sound? | Shakespeare's England | Scoop.it
Audio: The British Library have released the first audio guide to how Shakespeare's plays would have sounded in the original pronunciation.

Via René Z.
Heather Perkins's insight:

English has evolved over the centuries and gained influences from other languages and cultures over time (notably from the Normans). Shakespeare's English isn't actually "Old English," though the diction and pronunciation differ from what we use today.

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Lucas Strohm's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:54 PM

Interesting to hear.

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Shakespeare's World - Timelines.tv History of Britain A08

Explore England in the age of Shakespeare: a time of transition from the medieval to the modern. (7.5 mins) This is one of 45 videos telling the story of Bri...
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An interesting video about Shakespeare's education in post-Reformation England.

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In Search of Shakespeare . Shakespeare's England | PBS

In Search of Shakespeare . Shakespeare's England | PBS | Shakespeare's England | Scoop.it
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A quick and easy overview of Shakespeare's England, from bear baiting to plagues and more!

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