Thursday, 13 October 2011

Tips on Shakespeare's language for newbies!

This video has three good points to keep in mind while reading Shakespeare's plays. A fourth, which seems blindingly obvious, is to use the notes in your play's editions to annotate words, phrases and speeches in your play text. They are often found at the back of your editions, run in tandem with the play, and are numbered with the play's lines so you can cross refer between the notes and the play text. Another good idea is to listen to the play being acted as professional actors can help you understand speeches through their intonation and expression.

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