Original Pronunciation

English language texts in period speech

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9 April 2020
Publication of Sonia Massai’s Shakespeare’s Accents: Voicing Identity in Performance (CUP), which contains in Chapter 2 an illuminating discussion of OP and its recent theatrical history, placed in the context of regional and social accents generally. A must-read for anyone interested in OP.

30 October – 20 November 2020 [revised dates]
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents King Lear in original pronunciation, directed by Tom Delise and performed at the Kestrel Playhouse in the St. Mary’s Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211. Go to www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org for more information about when tickets will go on sale.