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songstersmiscellany:

Shakespeare plays and sonnets performed using 400-year-old Original Pronunciation.

This video demonstrates why historically informed performance can be so illuminating.  Puns and lewd jokes, hidden in RP, leap out when performed in certain versions of OP.  Rhymes that don’t work in RP, do in OP: love vs. prove, speak vs. break, etc.  The ca. 1600 OP is so rich sounding; I would love to hear a production using it!

Wow, “from hour to hour we ripe and ripe” DOES work a lot better in Original Pronunciation. It also explains the weird rhymes in some of the older hymns I’ve sung.

(via dduane)

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