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Friday, November 21, 2008

The Eyes Have It

I'm sure everyone is as relieved as I am to learn that the remains of Copernicus have been identified and confirmed, thanks to DNA found on a hair recovered from one of his books. Now I'm waiting for them to find a video of Shakespeare's original production of Hamlet, made by one of the groundlings on his cell phone. Perhaps soon we'll actually be able to know what the bard's voice sounded like. More important, we'll finally find out if it's true that the accent of the 17th century British sounded like that of Kentucky hillbillies today.

4 Comments:

Anonymous il professore said...

>>we'll finally find out if it's true that the accent of the 17th century British sounded like that of Kentucky hillbillies today.<<

Scholars working at the University of So. W. Kentucky have found a number of ancient Appalachian manuscripts which prove this thesis. The Hatfields and McCoys are the Montagues and Capulets; Ma and Pa Kettle Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; Troilus and Cressida actually spoke like Lil Abner and Daisy Mae. The song “She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes” refers to Cleopatra’s meeting with Caesar.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priceless! roger

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Have already heard a tape of Shakespeare's voice while at Oxford. High and squeaky, such a disappointment! Rumor is that Marlowe was the voice but that could be just a vicious rumor.

Great cartoon, John C. You just get better and better!

6:51 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Thanks, Lee!

I heard George Washington's voice once, also high and squeaky, with an odd whistle. Bad teeth, no doubt.

9:04 PM  

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