[LMB] OT: Shakespeare's accent

brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Jul 25 22:43:14 BST 2021



> On Jul 25, 2021, at 2:25 PM, brazee <howard at brazee.net> 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.

I suppose to be accurate, they would have had slaves with a bunch of different accents.


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