To be or not to be in original pronunciation

This has nothing to do with my main post this week, but I think it’s quite interesting. This week I heard the BBC Word of Mouth podcast about Shakespearean English. It featured linguist David Crystal and his actor son, Ben. The latter performs Shakespeare in original pronunciation and in this clip he is standing on a balcony overlooking Tower Bridge in London, after taking part in a Kickstarter campaign to support a film of an OP Hamlet production. If you used to those monologues with classical actors, this will come as a bit of a shock.

And here are the two talking about OP:


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