began my quest
to find as many of the first 100 Citibikes as possible." [more inside]
In May, YouTube announced they would be hosting
a lineup of original video channels, in a possible attempt to compete with network and cable television. Among the new offerings was WIGS
, the (NSFW
) brainchild of director/producer/writers Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, of original, scripted dramatic series and short films exploring female characters. [more inside]
Original Pronunciation (OP)
"...performance brings us as close as possible to how old texts would have sounded. It enables us to hear effects lost when old texts are read in a modern way. It avoids the modern social connotations that arise when we hear old texts read in a present-day accent." The site includes transcripts
of Shakespeare plays and other writings with IPA
notations, indicating how to pronounce them in OP. It also includes some audio recordings
. [more inside]
Oy coom too berry Sayzurr, nut too preyze im.
That's a reconstruction of how Brutus's famous speech from "Julius Caesar" may have sounded to Shakespeare's original audience. (Scroll down in the linked page for the rest of the speech -- or look inside this post.) If you'd like to learn more about Original Pronunciation (OP), check out www.pronouncingshakespeare.com
, where you'll find several recordings by David Crystal
, the scholar who probably knows most about the subject. You can also listen to this example
or this NPR broadcast
, first linked to in this 2005 post, here
. Ben Crystal
, David's son, tries some OP here
. [more inside]
Star Trek fans know that there was a second, unaired pilot episode of Where No Man has Gone Before
. That version has been found
by a collector in Germany, and is going to be released.
NYGirl of my dreams.
Romance in the technological age. :)
Interesting NPR segment
on a Shakespeare production at The Globe
done in the Original Pronunciation
. Apparently, this makes it easier to understand
. I don't know. To me, it sounds like a combination of Welsh and something else
- and it's not even September 19...