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    Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation: Speeches and Scenes Performed as Shakespeare Would Have Heard Them (CD-Audio) Read by Ben Crystal, Read by et al.

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    DescriptionHow did Shakespeare 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 pronunciation of his time. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal, actor, author of Shakespeare on Toast and an expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation, the company performs some of Shakespeare's best-known poems, solo speeches and scenes from the plays. Hear new meanings uncovered, new jokes revealed, poetic effects enhanced. The CD is accompanied by an introductory essay by Professor David Crystal. An essential purchase for every student and lover of Shakespeare.


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    Title
    Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation
    Subtitle
    Speeches and Scenes Performed as Shakespeare Would Have Heard Them
    Authors and contributors
    Read by Ben Crystal, Read by et al.
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 1
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 138 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780712351195
    ISBN 10: 0712351191
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC classification: PR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55740
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    BISAC V2.8: LIT015000
    Abridged Dewey: 820
    B&T Approval Code: A23150000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC23: 822.33
    Thema V1.0: DS
    Publisher
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "An enthusiastic bunch of actors demonstrate how the Bard's sonnets, songs and various famous scenes from his plays would have sounded to Elizabethan audiences. Pronounce 'hour' as a 16th-century actor would have, that is, to rhyme with 'whore, ' and listen to the double entendres multiply. Eng lit aficionados will love it."--Sue Arnold "Guardian "