Oct 292015

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?



Vocabulary and definitions

commission – to pay writers for their work
translations – words in another language
plain – (here) simple, easy
globe – world
struck – to have strong feeling or impression
multifarious – many different types
the sense – the general meaning
pace – the speed something is done

6 Minute English – Shakespeare in plain English Transcript Video


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