Features of the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App

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Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App, is for anyone who is acting in Shakespeare’s plays or is teaching the plays or just likes to read the plays. The actors or readers have a quick access to the pronunciations of the words in all of the plays. This includes character and place names as well as any unusual … Read More

Why Use the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App?

Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App. While listening to the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App one might ask: Why are correct pronunciations in Shakespeare important? The primary reason is consistency. All of the characters inhabiting the world of the play should be consistent. For example, everyone says roh-SIL-yuhn for the Countess in All’s Well that Ends Well so we know that they all … Read More

Accents Dialects and Foreign Languages

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Accents, Dialects and Foreign Languages. In some plays, accents are required of characters whose native language is not English. This occurs in both The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V. In the former, Dr. Caius, the physician, speaks English with a French accent and Hugh Evans, the schoolmaster, speaks English with a Welsh accent. The different accents of the … Read More

Shakespeare Pronouncing Dictionary – “All the Words on Stage”.

“All English words in this Shakespeare dictionary, including words absorbed into English from other languages, are listed alphabetically.” Latin words and phrases are arranged alphabetically in their own section. We have chosen not to include malaprops or comic blunders. We believe that each actor should be free to develop a pronunciation for these words. As much as possible, we have … Read More

Hendiadys in Shakespeare

Hendiadys. Hendiadys is a figure of speech in which two words connected by a conjunction (usually ‘and’) are used to express a single notion that would normally be expressed by an adjective and a substantive, such as “gracious favor” in place of “grace and favor.” It stems from the Latin phrase “one thing by means of two” or “one through … Read More

Creating the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App

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The Creating of Audio Shakespeare Dictionary App The process of recording over 5000 words for the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App presented numerous challenges. The first attempt at recording was in less than ideal circumstances – my apartment with my iPad and a Snowball microphone. The apartment seemed to be quiet until we listened to the words. As we listened, the … Read More

Acting students use the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App

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The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App. My First Year students in the Graduate Acting Program at NYU have been very enthusiastic about using the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App. It is very useful as they rehearse their First Year Shakespeare projects. Half of the class is working on “Hamlet” and the other half is rehearsing “Macbeth”. These projects are the culmination of … Read More

“All’s Well That Ends Well” using the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App

All’s Well that Ends Well

“All’s Well that Ends Well” Recently I was working on a production of “All’s Well that Ends Well” for the Graduate Acting Program at NYU. Because I had taught the students for two years, they were familiar with my voice and speech work. Therefore the students knew how to incorporate our classroom work into the production. During the Third Year, … Read More

The Audio Shakespeare Mobile App is Available Now

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The Audio Shakespeare Mobile App is Available Now! Finally the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App is available! This new and unique app is an essential tool for actors and producers. It is also an incredible resource for professors, students and everyone who enjoys the plays of William Shakespeare. The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App contains AUDIO pronunciations for over 5000 words including … Read More