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Ultimate Rap, The

Synopsis
Neil Aldrich recites Shakespeare’s sonnets, and other works, speculating about the recitative convention employed in the 17th century. The delivery is rap-like, very different from the performance norm. The performer notes state that the tape `... could be of very real interest to anyone concerned with the problem of speaking the iambic pentameter’. Shakespeare’s sonnets nos 18, 19, 29, 30, 33, 53, 54. 55, 60, 71, 73, 87, 94, 116, 129, 130, 141 are read
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio

Credits

Cast
Neil Aldrich 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verse speaking; Rap music

Notes

Notes
Production date unknown.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
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020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
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