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Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings
     

Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings

by William Shakespeare, John Gielgud (Contribution by), Laurence Olivier (Contribution by), Dylan Thomas (Performed by), John Barrymore (Contribution by)
 

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An unusual disc containing some of the great historical recordings of actors from the beginning of the recording era.

Part 1: Historical Shakespeare performances by Ainley, John Barrymore, Bourchier, Casson, Forbes-Robertson, John Geilgud (1920s and 1940s), Maine,

Part 2: A miscellany. Some startling historical performances in a wide range of works

Overview

An unusual disc containing some of the great historical recordings of actors from the beginning of the recording era.

Part 1: Historical Shakespeare performances by Ainley, John Barrymore, Bourchier, Casson, Forbes-Robertson, John Geilgud (1920s and 1940s), Maine,

Part 2: A miscellany. Some startling historical performances in a wide range of works from Edith Evans, Charles Laughton, Noel Coward, Sarah Bernhardt, Fred Terry, Laurel and Hardy, Edwin Booth, Bransby Williams, Jean Cocteau, Feodor Chaliapin and others.

Music:Features music of the period

Editorial Reviews

The Naxos production of Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings offers the listener a unique and superbly presented compilation of some of the greatest recordings of Shakespearean material dating from the very beginnings of the recording era. Here you will find Shakespeare being recited by such legends of the stage as Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, John Barrymore, John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, Hugh Cassohn, Laurence Olivier, and many more. Also included are performances by such unlikely but gifted Shakespearean performers as Charles Laughton, Edith Evans, Laurel and Hardy, Bransby Williams, Dylan Thomas, Sarah Bernhardt, and others. In addition to Shakespeare enthusiasts and scholars, Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings is highly recommended to students and the non-specialist general listener who would enjoy sampling the variety of impressive performances over the past several decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626347003
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
Classic Drama Series
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 5.52(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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