Friday, January 26 from 10am-1pm
(photo by Aslam Husain)
What did Shakespeare’s accent – and that of his actors and audience – sound like? What can we learn from hearing and speaking his works in that accent? And with no recordings or transcriptions available to us, how do we know?
Come and explore the fascinating 400 year old sound of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, learn how to speak your favourite speech or sonnet in Original Pronunciation, and discover a world hidden beneath our modern, prescribed “Shakespeare Voice”.
This workshop will reveal works full of rhyme, rhythm, and a very subtle humour – and a not-so-subtle one too – as well as helping you find a grounded, earthy Shakespeare voice, that’s truly and uniquely yours.