Pronunciation for fun and … who are we kidding, there’s no profit

As we dive back into Troilus and Cressida, there’s always the question of pronunciation (since these are not run-of-the-mill twenty-first century names). Not only helpful in the reading of the play, it can also be very helpful when we attempt to scan the poetic lines to look at the meter (and thus revealing action and character).

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/priam.mp3″] Priam :: PRYE – uhm

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cassandra.mp3″] Cassandra :: ka – SAN – dra

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/troilus.mp3″] Troilus :: TROY – lus

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/hector.mp3″] Hector :: HEK – tor

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/paris.mp3″] Paris :: PA – rus

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/helenus.mp3″] Helenus :: HELL – eh – NUS

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/deiphobus.mp3″] Deiphobus :: dee – EYE – fu – BUS

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/andromache.mp3″] Andromache :: an – DRO – ma – KEY

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/aeneas.mp3″] Aeneas :: ah – NEE – us (or eh – NEE – us)

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/antenor.mp3″] Antenor :: an – TEE – nor (or an – TEH – nor)

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cressida.mp3″] Cressida :: KRES – si – DUH (shortened to KRES – sid)

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/calchas.mp3″] Calchas :: KAL – kas (also KAL – has)

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/pandarus.mp3″] Pandarus :: PAN – duh – RUS

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/agamemnon.mp3″] Agamemnon :: A – geh – MEM – non

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/nestor.mp3″] Nestor :: NES – tor

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ulysses.mp3″] Ulysses :: you – LIS – sees

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/diomedes.mp3″] Diomedes :: DIE – ah – MEE – dees (short: DIE – ah – MED)

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/menelaus.mp3″] Menelaus :: MEH – neh – LAY – us

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ajax.mp3″] Ajax :: A -JACKS

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/achilles.mp3″] Achilles :: uh – KILL – ees

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/helen.mp3″] Helen :: HEH – len

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/patroclus.mp3″] Patroclus :: pah – TRO – clus (or pa – TRAH – clus)

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/myrmidons.mp3″] Myrmidons :: MEER – meh – DONS

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”https://thebillshakespeareproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/thersites.mp3″] Thersites :: ther – SIE – tees

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