Synopsis

Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings - 2 CDs

Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings - 2 CDs $22.99

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Published by Naxos AudioBooks

Audio production performed by Henry Irving & Ellen Terry & John Barrymore & John Gielgud & Herbert Beerbohm Tree & Sybil Thorndike & Lawrence Olivier and many more

These 2 CDs offer a remarkable anthology of historical recordings of 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 era as well as Ellen Terry, his stage partner for many years

The First CD offers a series of recordings which uniquely document the changing styles of Shakespearean performance with such varied actors as Tree, Gielgud, Thorndike, Laughton, Olivier, and from the USA, Booth and Barrymore

The Second CD offers an entertaining Miscellany of melodrama, tragedy, comedy - including the famous extract of Edith Evans' performance as Lady Bracknell - and an unforgetable dialogue between Laurel and Hardy

Additionally, are some great actors from France, Germany and Russia, including the formidable singer/actor Feodor Chaliapin

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