Shakespeare Performed with the Original English Accent

I was saddened to hear recently that Shakespeare Santa Cruz has performed its last season in this area, and is closing down for financial reasons. The annual performances have played in Santa Cruz since 1981. I hope that a little miracle will somehow occur, enabling them to continue.

This evening I came across a really interesting video about Shakespeare’s plays performed with the original accent of Shakespeare’s time. What a difference it makes, not only to the sound and rhyme of Shakepeare’s lines, but also to the meaning. I thought I would share it with you:

David and Ben Crystal on performing Shakespeare’s plays with their original accent (in the website, 22 Words).