Saturday, March 24, 2012

Uh! Shakespeare just got more difficult!

I have trouble enough watching a play or reading a book in the original versions (adaptations and abridged versions are more my kind of thing) and now things just got more difficult for me! It appears that to be truly authentic, Shakespearean actors will have to speak in a "a cross between a contemporary Irish, Yorkshire and West Country accent" and "trippingly upon the tongue"

Check out some examples: