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Current Event November 18, 2013

How to Pronounce Shakespeare’s Verse

We often think of Shakespeare’s verse as grand, beautiful and proper. The British Library has analyzed the rhyme of Shakespeare’s work and discovered the original pronunciation and dialect of his writings when they were first performed at the Globe Theater. Listen to hear how Shakespeare may have sounded 400 years ago.

Literature Drama

Story Length: 4:54

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 03/24/2012

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