what sort of accent did she have…I have heard that is was broad Yorkshire is that true?

Rating: +1

Positive Negative

Tudor/Elizabethan English would not sound at all like our present day English and some have suggested that the accent of present day Virginia in the USA is closest to what English people sounded like, although I'm not sure about this theory. Language expert David Crystal coached actors at The Globe theatre in "original pronunciation" using phonetic scripts and you can hear some recordings at his website - http://www.pronouncingshakespeare.com/op-recordings/. A BBC report on actors' use of the phonetic scripts said:-
"They say their accents are somewhere between Australian, Cornish, Irish and Scottish, with a dash of Yorkshire - yet bizarrely, completely intelligible if you happen to come from North Carolina."
Interesting!

Leave a Reply

Please note: Comment moderation is currently enabled so there will be a delay between when you post your comment and when it shows up. Patience is a virtue; there is no need to re-submit your comment.