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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2011

Listen to Hamlet’s “tə be:, ər not tə be?” in Original Pronunciation

Click HERE to listen to English linguist and consultant for London’s Globe Theatre David Crystal as he reads from “Hamlet” in Original Pronunciation, as it would have sounded in the 1600s.

This reading is deliberately flat, intended to give the actors in the company the sound of the Original Pronunciation accent, without emotional emphasis or intention.

Hamlet transcription_"To Be" in Original Pronunciation

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