Susanne Sulby, dialect coach for HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” and “Silver Linings Playbook” will be leading a free Delaware County Historical Society Zoom virtual event Oct. 14, “Talking the Delco Way—The Story Behind the Accent.”
Sulby will share experiences working on “Mare of Easttown” and will talk about how she trained the actors on the nuances of the Delco accent.
Kate Winslet, who has a British accent, said sporting a Delco accent in her lead role as Detective Mare Sheehan, “was up there with the hardest accents I’ve ever done.”
Sulby will be joined by Professor Josef Fruehwalk, professor of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky.
Sulby , a Bucks County native, is an actress as well as a vocal and dialect coach.
Professor f Fruehwald earned his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, and published a study on “100 Years of Language Change in Philadelphia.”
He is a lecturer in Sociolinguistics.
While the event is free, the Delaware County Historical Society is asking that participants consider making a donation supporting the organization’s work in collecting, protecting and preserving the unique history and culture of Delaware County.