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Q: Shakespeare and Audio
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 500.  Monday, 23 August 1993.
From:           John Mucci <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Aug 93 16:22:28-0400
Subject:        Shakespeare & Audio
I believe the original question concerned a complete set of
Shakespeare on audio, but having read through so many interesting
titles suggested on SHAKSPER, I thought I'd inquire: does anyone
know what the earliest recorded Shakespeare passage was, and who
recorded it?  I had heard that Edwin Booth made a recording in the
late 1880's, but I've never seen it catalogued in any archive, and
certainly haven't found it in a recorded collection.  I also believe
there is a Berliner record of the 1890's called "Marc Antony's Curse,"
but I have been unable to ascertain whether it was Shakespeare or not.
John Mucci
GTE VisNet
Stamford, CT

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