Shakespeare: Original Pronunciation

If I hitched a ride on the Tardis to spend an afternoon watching one of Shakespeare’s plays at the Globe, would I understand it? David Crystal, a professor of linguistics, and his actor son, Ben, bring OP to life in this glimpse of how the plays might have sounded. It’s faster, comes from the body rather than the head as in RP, and reveals new rhymes, puns, and dirty jokes in the text. Makes me grin with pleasure to hear it.

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