Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Shakespeare...as it sounded at the begining of the 17th century.
Most people do not know that in the past 400 years the way the English language sounds has changed quite a bit. Language is indeed fluid and not fixed over time. Now I do not do this often, but I am posting a clip from You Tube where people who actually act in the reconstructed Globe Theater in London take you through some examples of just how the plays sounded back then versus now. I found it fascinating and I think you will also. To me, the original sounds darker and somewhat pirate'esque.