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old english

Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:55 pm

does anyone else have trouble understanding old english i have auditions on monday and tuesday for taming of the shrew and its the yr 9 tradition at my school to do a shakespear play so i have to be in it but i have a hard time understanding the text. Luckily i know the bacis plot of taming of the shrew as i studied it in yr 5 (i was 11) but i dont remeber much of the text.

Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:50 pm

Most copies of the plays of Shakespeare have footnotes to explain difficult words.

Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:08 am

Old English
-I think the secret with it is not to be scared and just try and pronounce the words
-Try imaganing the words spoken in a Northern accent
-If its Shakespear you should deffinatley be able to get hold of a audio version this should help alot
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