Author, actor, director, and producer Ben Crystal tells us about his work researching, performing, and teaching Shakespeare’s words in their original 400-year-old pronunciations. Featuring the evolution of language and pronunciation, how accent affects movement and behavior, the king of rock and roll as an Elizabethan data point, the value of cutting the text, gratitude to Johnny Depp, the importance of competition, and a personalized OP recitation of Sonnet 116. Recorded live at the Shakespeare Theatre Association conference, January 2017. (Length 20:56)


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