Throwback Thursday: Shakespeare in the Original Pronounciation

A friend of mine posted this video earlier today, and I find it just fascinating. The way language evolves is really interesting, and hearing the way it once sounded is unique. Years ago, I saw Timon of Athens in the Globe, performed in OP (original pronunciation), and it was a magical sort of thing. It’s neat to hear talk of how and why it works so well:

 

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  1. I went to the Globe theatre for the first time this summer and loved the experience. It wasn’t an OP production, but it still brought Shakespeare to life in a way I’ve never experienced before. This is a very interesting video.

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