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How Garrick Spoke Shakespeare

Synopsis
Radio talk by David Abercrombie discussing how it might be possible to reproduce the manner in which Garrick spoke Shakespeare. Based on the information contained in Joshua Steele’s 1775 ‘Essay towards establishing the melody and measure of speech, to be expressed and perpetuated by peculiar symbols’, Ian Catford delivers Hamlet’s "To be or not to be" soliloquy in the manner of Garrick.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
9 Mar 1951 at 20:50 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
20 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Contributor
David Abercrombie
Cast
Ian CatfordHamlet

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Garrick, David (1717-1779); Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verse speaking

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording.
Reviews
'How Garrick Spoke Shakespeare’, Radio Times, 2 March 1951, p. 9.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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