Scanning the Verse

Pronouncing Shakespeare

Pronouncing Shakespeare by Scanning the Lines. Many of the suggested pronunciations in this dictionary are influenced by Shakespeare’s use of iambic pentameter. It was the staple of English poetry from the time of Chaucer until the turn of the last century when free verse (that is, verse written outside of a metrical form) came into play. The verse form and … Read More

Words To Watch Out For

Audio Shakespeare pronunciation dictionary

The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App: The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App is a Shakespeare pronunciation Dictionary. This section offers brief observations on the poetic diction of each play. Each entry notes the percentage of prose and/or verse in a given play, as well as the amount of rhyming verse, if significant. It also includes a sampling of contractions and of words … Read More