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Original Pronunciation Maori session ~ Public Talk with Ben Crystal

Tuesday 23 May 5 – 6pm

Circa Two            

Bookings essential for numbers (max 95): Phone: 04 384 1300  OR Email: shakespeare.et.al@gmail.com

Cost: Koha

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?

Actor, author, & producer Ben Crystal (Shakespeare’s Words, Shakespeare on Toast) with a Maori actor explores the fascinating 400 year old sound of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. And for the first time ever, with a Kiwi twist  – showing a world hidden beneath our readings in modern English accents full of rhyme, rhythm, and a very subtle humour.


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