British accent stereotypes - 'news'

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Apr 4 15:59:29 UTC 2008

--- Gillian Kyles <vaggmk at EARTHLINK.NET> wrote:

>  From the Times:
> Eileen Atkins, who
> appeared in the TV adaptation of David Copperfield
> in 2000, has told
> young actors that they will have to master Received
> Pronunciation if
> they want to take on important, classical roles.
> Otherwise, she said,
> they will play parlour maids forever.

Zounds!  Sounds similar to Amarillo, Texas Judge
Samuel Kiser accusing Marta Laureano of relegating her
five-year-old daughter to the position of housemaid
because Ms. Laureano conversed only in Spanish with
her daughter.

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