A Shakespeare festival in Oregon has commissioned ‘translations’ of his plays into plain English. Of course, the language of Shakespeare’s plays can be difficult, but is it a good idea to change his plays into simple English?

Cours de conversation : Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Shakespeare in plain English
Is Shakespeare better in plain English?
A Shakespeare festival in Oregon has commissioned ‘translations’ of his plays into plain English. Of course, the language of Shakespeare’s plays can be difficult, but is it a good idea to change his plays into simple English? Listen to experts talking about Shakespeare and learn new vocabulary.

This week’s question
What was the first language that Shakespeare’s plays were translated into?

a)    French

b)    German

c)    Portuguese

 

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