Thursday, October 8, 2015

David and Ben Crystal in the Recording Studio

David  Crystal and his son Ben Crystal have released original pronunciation recordings under the sponsorship of the British Library. 

David's recording is of the Gospel of St Matthew, in the translation of William Tyndale (see image above). Ben's is of several of the sonnets as well as of speeches and scenes from various of Shakespeare's plays.

On this recording, Ben is joined by actors Learn more about Ben Crystal's work in drama, including more original pronunciation Shakespeare here:

David and Ben are, of course, members of the Production Team for The Virtual Cathedral Project. 

Ben is the voice of John Donne in original pronunciation, delivering Donne's sermon for November 5th, 1622 for the Virtual Paul's Cross Project, using a script of Donne's sermon prepared by his father David.

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