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Thursday
Apr232009

Talk like Shakespeare

In honor of his birthday, it's also Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Well, at least in Chicago it is, but maybe it'll catch on (do we want it to?). Nevertheless, there are some good links at the Talk Like Shakes homepage, including some cool videos, like the Hamlet Musical from Gilligan's Island.

And here's an oddity: All 154 of Shakespeare's Sonnets adapted for the flute:

The improvisations try to capture something of the tuneful, very rhythmic, occasionally rustic "playhouse feeling" of the period, without losing the intimacy of the Poet's "lark ascending" and "black dog" moments. The mellow flute playing is remarkable for its fresh inventiveness and beautiful sonority.

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