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Home :: Archive :: 1993 :: August ::
Re: Booth Recording
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 508.  Thursday, 26 August 1993.
From:           Tom Loughlin <LOUGHLIN@FREDONIA.BITNET>
Date:           Wednesday, 25 Aug 1993 7:23 pm EDT (23:23:26 UT)
Subject:        Shakespeare and audio
I actually possess a copy of the Edwin Booth tape doing a passage from
*Othello*.  It was given to me by the now-retired founder of our theatre dept.
as a piece for my Acting in Shakespeare class.  It's quite old and is, I
believe, the oldest known recording of a Shakespearean passage.  The recording
is tinny, but you can hear the deep, resonant quality of the voice.  It's quite
fascinating.  I don't personally know of how it is archived in any way, so I
couldn't tell you how to get hold of it.
      Tom Loughlin
      SUNY College at Fredonia

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