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Shakespeare's language Thursday, June 07, 2007

Presenters:
William Kremer and Yvonne Archer

Guests:
Professor David Crystal, OBE

Programme Summary
In this programme, we continue our short season on William Shakespeare. William Kremer and Yvonne Archer look at Shakespeare's language with the help of our guest, Professor David Crystal. How many words did Shakespeare create? How did actors in Shakespeare's time pronounce his words? In the context of Shakespeare, what is a 'false friend'? For the answers to all these questions and more, listen to the programme!

Links
Our May webcast on Shakespeare
A biography of Shakespeare
Shakespeare's words*

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