Shakespeare in Elizabethan Pronunciation

Many of you are curious about language change between Chaucer and Shakespeare (especially when we do early modern poetry in 2310/2350H). The theatre department at University of Kansas performed Shakespeare in the original pronunciation in 2010, and you can watch/listen to a scene from their Midsummer Night's Dream below. It won't answer all your questions about rhyme, slant rhyme, and eye rhyme, but it's a good starting point.

 

This is a legacy post from my old website

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