In an attempt at consistency, the pronunciations in the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App are rendered into what is commonly referred to as “restored” or classical Latin. Many Latin words and phrases have entered the English language. Clearly, it is best to pronounce these in the manner with which the audience is most familiar. Thus, the letter c is always hard … Read More

When to use You vs Thou

plays of Shakespeare

You vs Thou Close readers of the plays of Shakespeare will have noted that characters will often address others using either you or thou. The employment and differentiation of you and thou are still in use in French, Italian, and Spanish. The words in translation are also used in the speaking of German. Examples of You vs Thou: Further, individuals … Read More

Advanced Class Begins Shakespeare Monologues

Shakespeare's monologues

The Advanced Class in my private Voice and Speech program is working on their first Shakespeare monologues. We finished a series of scanning exercises. These included discussions about short verse lines, long verse lines and shared verse lines. Also it contains epic caesuras, elisions, stretching a word, and acting on the verse line. Now the challenge is to use all … Read More