[LMB] OT: Shakespeare's accent

brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Jul 25 21:25:47 BST 2021



> On Jul 25, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> As far as *Spartacus* goes, keep in mind that the slaves (the good guys)
> were themselves not Roman, and likely spoke what Latin they had with
> foreign accents.  Having them speak with American accents while the Romans
> spoke with British accents was one way to show that.

Yes.  But there’s no way they would have done it the other way around, with the slaves with British accents and the patricians with American accents.


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