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    • Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation

    • Speeches and Scenes Performed as Shakespeare Would Have Heard Them
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ben Crystal, Philip Bird, Rebecca Pownell, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    How did Shakespeare sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time, this audio offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciation of his time. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal, actor, author of Shakespeare on Toast, and an expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation, the company performs some of Shakespeare's best-known poems, solo speeches, and scenes from the plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shakespeare Done Right

    • By Lizatish on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $7.74

    • Another Kind of Cinderella and Other Stories

    • By: Angela Huth
    • Narrated by: Ben Crystal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The ghost of a doomed romance haunts an Oxford undergraduate's idyllic summer affair; a tragedy of hopeless love and murderous frustration is played out against the backdrop of a provincial repertory company; passion and hatred flower side by side in suburban back gardens.

    Regular price: $20.06

    • You Say Potato: A Book About Accents

    • By: Ben Crystal, David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal, Ben Crystal, Jane Savage, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Some people say 'sconn' while others say 'schown'. He says 'bath' while she says 'bahth'. You say 'potayto'. I say 'potahto'. And - wait a second, no one says 'potahto'. No one's ever said 'potahto'. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of received pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father, David, travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish there were more native recordings.

    • By Matt Dobler on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $18.11