Wednesday, February 24, 2016
David and Ben Crystal Discuss Original Pronunciation
Linguist (and author of the Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation, forthcoming from the Oxford University Press) David Crystal and his son the actor Ben Crystal (see image below of Ben recording Donne's Gunpowder Day sermon for 1622) were recently featured in an extended conversation about Original Pronunciation on BBC Radio 4, on the Word of Mouth program.
Go here -- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ycr4v -- for their conversation about the theory and practice of Original Pronunciation Early Modern English.
The program is very informative, and includes lots of examples of their work.
The Virtual St Paul's Cathedral Project is honored to have David and Ben as part of our Production Team.