Shakespeare in the Original Pronunication (OP)

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Linked from a rather silly discussion on Reddit of how did “Pirate Speak” come to be so recognizable, was this fascinating video about English actors performing the plays of Shakespeare in the original pronunciation at London’s Globe Theatre. When spoken in modern English, the meaning is lost for original puns or words intended to rhyme, and the characterization of whole passages is changed.

See what you think of this 10 minute feature on a Father/Son collaboration:



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