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Hamlet (Excerpt)

Alternative title
Ophelia’s Mad Scene
Synopsis
Ellen Terry reciting Ophelia’s speech from Act IV v 5. beginning ‘Dear maid, kind sister...". The speech is included in GREAT HISTORICAL SHAKESPEARE RECORDINGS issued by Naxos (Catalogued separately).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
28 Feb 1911

Credits

Cast
Ellen TerryOphelia

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William

Notes

General
Recorded in New York City. In the autumn of 1883, during Henry Irving’s fist engagement in New York, Ellen Terry played a round of characters as his leading lady. Of her Ophelia, Mr William Winter of the Tribune wrote "Ophelia is an image, or personification of innocent, delirious, feminine youth and beauty, and she passes before us in the two stages of sanity and delirium. The embodiment is fully within Miss Terry’s reach, and is one of the few unmistakably perfect creations with which dramatic art has illumined literature and adorned the stage."

Production Company

Name

Victor

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://loc.gov/rr/record External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 707-7833
Address
Recorded Sound Reference Centre
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Room LM-113
Washington, DC 20540

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