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Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings

Synopsis
A 2-CD collection, compiled by David Timson and Nicholas Soames, of early sound recordings of Shakespearean actors:
Herbert Beerbohn Tree as Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (III i) and Falstaff in Henry IV. Part I (AII i & ii)
Arthur Bourchier as Macbeth (II i & ii)
Lewis Waller as Henry V ((III i)
Frank Benson as Henry V (III i)
Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Hamlet (II ii, III ii)
John Gielgud as Hamlet (IV iv)
John Gielgud as Richard II (II iii)
Sybil Thorndike & Lewis Casson in Macbeth (I v)
John Barrymore as Gloucester in Henry VI. Part 3 (II ii)
John Barrymore as Hamlet (III i)
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet (I ii)
Laurence Olivier as Henry V (II i)
Henry Irving as Richard III (I i)
Henry Irving as Cardinel Wolsey in Henry VIII (III ii)
Edwin Booth as Othello (I iii)
Ellen Terry as Ophelia in Hamlet (IV v)
Ellen Terry as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (IV iii)
Ellen Terry as Portia in The Merchant of Venice (IV i) (total time 65:40)

CD2 is a ‘Miscellany’ of historical performances of non-Shakespearean works including work from Edith Evans, Charles Laughton, Sarah Bernhardt and Laurel and Hardy.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2000
Duration
155 mins

Credits

Contributor
David Timson; Nicholas Soames
Cast
Arthur BourchierMacbeth
Edwin BoothOthello
Ellen TerryJuliet
Ellen TerryOphelia
Ellen TerryPortia
F. R. BensonKing Henry V
Henry IrvingRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Henry IrvingCardinal Wolsey
Herbert Beerbohm TreeSir John Falstaff
Herbert Beerbohm TreeMark Antony
John BarrymoreHamlet
John GielgudKing Richard II
John GielgudHamlet
Johnston Forbes-RobertsonHamlet
Laurence OlivierKing Henry V
Laurence OlivierHamlet
Lewis CassonMacbeth
Lewis WallerKing Henry V
Sybil ThorndikeLady Macbeth

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
CD number: NA 220012

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Naxos Records

Email
cds@selectmusic.co.uk
Web
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Phone
01737 645600
Fax
01737 644065
Address
c/o Select Music
Unit 8, Salbrook Industrial Estate
Salbrook Road, Salfords
Redhill
RH1 5GJ

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