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Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation: Speeches and Scenes Performed as Shakespeare Would Have Heard Them


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How did the actors of Shakespeare’s stage sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time, this disc offers listeners the chance to hear England’s greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciations of the Elizabethan era. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal—actor, author of Shakespeare on Toast, and an expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation—the company performs scenes from Shakespeare’s plays and several of his best-known poems. Listeners will hear new meanings uncovered, new jokes revealed, and poetic effects enhanced. The CD is accompanied by an introductory essay by Shakespeare authority David Crystal.

Table of Contents

1. Sonnet 116

    In modern English

    Reader: Ben Crystal

2. Sonnet 116

    In original pronunciation

    Reader: Ben Crystal

3. Sonnet 18

    Reader: Joan Walker

4. Sonnet 71

    Reader: Natalie Thomas

5. Sonnet 154

    Reader: Matthew Mellalieu

6. A Midsummer Nights' Dream (from Act 3)

    Oberon: Philip Bird

7. As You Like It (from Act 2)

    Jaques: Colin Hurley

8. Hamlet (from Act 3)

    Hamlet: Matthew Mellalieu

9. Henvry V (from Act 3)

    Henry V: Benjamin O'Mahony

10. Macbeth (from Act 2)

    Macbeth: Colin Hurley

11. Richard II (from Act 5)

    Richard II: Ben Crystal

12. The Winter's Tale (from Act 3)

    Hermione: Rebecca Pownall

13. As You Like It (from Act 2)

    Jaques: Philip Bird

14. The Merchant of Venice (from Act 4)

    Portia: Natalie Thomas

15. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (from Act 4)

    Launce: Matthew Mellalieu

16. Richard III (from Act 4)

    Queen Margaret: Joan Walker

17. Richard III (from Act 1)

    Gloucester: Colin Hurley

18. The Tempest (from Act 5)

    Prospero: Hilton McRae

19. Twelfth Night (from Act 2)

    Malvolio: Ben Crystal

    Viola: Rebecca Pownall

20. The Comedy of Errors (from Act 3)

    Antipholus of Syracuse: Colin Hurley

    Dromio of Syracuse: Benjamin O'Mahony

21. Romeo and Juliet (from Act 2)

    Romeo: Benjamin O'Mahony

    Juliet: Natalie Thomas

22. Much Ado about Nothing (from Act 4)

    Benedick: Ben Crystal

    Beatrice: Rebecca Pownall

23. Julius Caesar (from Act 3)

    First Plebeian: Benjamin O'Mahony

    Third Plebeian: Colin Hurley

    Antony: Philip Bird

    Fourth Plebeian: David Crystal

    Second Plebeian: Rebecca Pownall

24. Twelfth Night (from Act 3)

    Feste: Hilton McRae

    Viola: Rebecca Pownall

25. Hamlet (from Act 2)

    Hamlet: Ben Crystal

    Rosencrantz: Simon Manyonda

    Guildenstern: Benjamin O'Mahony

26. Othello (from Act 4)

    Desdemona: Natalie Thomas

    Æmilia: Joan Walker

27. King Lear (from Act 1)

    King Lear: Hilton McRae

    Goneril: Suzanne Sylvester

    Cordelia: Natalie Thomas

    Regan: Rebecca Pownall

28. Macbeth (from Act 2)

    Lennox: Simon Manyonda

    Macbeth: Colin Hurley

    Macduff: Philip Bird

    Lady Macbeth: Suzanne Sylvester

    Banquo: Mattew Mellalieu

    Donalbain: Benjamin O'Mahony

    Malcolm: Ben Crystal

Duration: 75 minutes

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British Library
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English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism : General
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