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How to Properly Act Out Shakespeare's Language and Accent

How to Properly Act Out Shakespeare’s Language and Accent

A further important aspect of characterization is accent. A Midsummer Night’s Dream has three distinct groups of people, who must be differentiated by the way they speak. There are the royal and aristocratic Athenians, Theseus and Hippolita, Egeus and the four young lovers; the rustic artisans, ‘rude mechanicals’ of whom Bottom is the self-elected leader; […]