David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. He has published extensively on the history and development of English, including The Stories of English, Evolving English and Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling. He and his son Ben joined forces to co-write You Say Potato and The Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare. He held a chair at the University of Reading for ten years, and is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bangor. He was 'Master of Original Pronunciation' at Shakespeare's Globe in London for its productions of Romeo and Juliet and Troilus and Cressida in 2004-5, and has since acted as an accent consultant for other such productions worldwide.
Just had the leaflet in for Ben's Dreame fortnight - 4 days of open rehearsals (30 Jul to 2 Aug), 2 performances (3… https://t.co/4ZT1Pnm74v
by @davcr - 3 days ago
@sophia_e_h There isn't an online booking system. Just ring the box office at Ucheldre and they'll sort it. 01407 763361.
@sarskate86 @lindsayjskinner Appreciate the problem. Just to explain... It's a fund-raising event for the Ucheldre… https://t.co/VYjmwKP7HG
by @davcr - 4 days ago
Dreame on - 3 days ago
The Ucheldre Centre have just sent me the leaflet with details of Ben's Dreame fortnight - an Elizabethan-style adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream - involving actors, puppeteers, choreographers, and other contacts of Ben from around the world, all gathering in Holyhead for open rehearsals (30 July - 2 Aug), two free performances (3-4 Aug), and follow-up workshops on dance, movement, and Shakespeare (6-8 Aug) and puppetry making and working (9-10 Aug).
Shakespeare's Words version 3.0 launches today - 2 months ago
Day Courses in 2018 - 10 months ago
One of the outcomes of my August 2017 weekend on the English language was a request to have further days focusing on topics in greater depth. As most enquiries have been made in relation to the following topics, I will now host the following series for 2018. I haven't ruled out the possibility of repeating the general course, or covering other themes, but will wait for interest to be expressed before doing so.
English language weekend update - one year ago
One never knows, with a new idea like this, whether it will appeal, or whether the people who have asked for it will actually come, given all the uncertainties in life that have to be managed. The purpose of the Early Bird registration was to establish whether, as they say, we have a 'goer'. That period is now over, and I'm pleased to report that we do.I'm told by the Ucheldre Centre that enough people took advantage of Early Bird registration to make the event viable. So it's definitely on, and I'm very much looking forward to it. It looks to be a very mixed group, with attendees coming from as far away as Japan, along with several English-language teachers from the UK. The variety of backgrounds will I think add greatly to the occasion, and I'm really looking forward to it.Details about the event can be found in the previous post. Places can be reserved by contacting the Ucheldre Centre Box Office: [email protected]phone: (+44) 1407 763361 (10 am - 5 pm weekdays, 2 - 5 pm Sundays)
On an English language weekend - one year ago