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Extended Audio Sample Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings, by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: John Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Henry Irvin Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this remarkable anthology of historical recordings are many of the great artists of the past. Early cylinder recordings of Sir Henry Irving preserve the voice and character of the greatest actor of the Victorian period as well as Ellen Terry, his stage partner for many years. In this program, the changing styles of Shakespeare performance, a fascinating study, are documented with such varied actors as Tree, Gielgud, Thorndike, Olivier, Booth, and Barrymore.

Also in this anthologhy, an entertaining miscellany of melodrama, tragedy, and comedy, including the famous extract of Edith Evans' performance as Lady Bracknell and an unforgettable dialogue between Laurel and Hardy.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maria Waltner | 3/7/2006

    " Interesting to listen to once - not worth it to listen multiple times. Occasionally the exact same passages would be repeated twice by different actors which was ok for comparitive purposes but wasn't the reason I was listening... "

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