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Re: *Cor.* Recording
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0408.  Tuesday, 23 May 1995.
 
(1)     From:   John Owen <
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        Date:   Monday, 22 May 1995 09:27:43 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 6.0405  Qs: *Cor.* Recording
 
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        Date:   Monday, 22 May 95 11:36:00 PDT
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Date:           Monday, 22 May 1995 09:27:43 -0700
Subject: 6.0405  Qs: *Cor.* Recording
Comment:        RE: SHK 6.0405  Qs: *Cor.* Recording
 
Regarding the recording of Coriolanus, the entire Caedmon stock was purchased
by HarperCollins Inc. a number of years ago, and while I don't have the number
for Harper Audio (their spoken word label) handy, the customer service line is
800-328-3443. Caedmon's attempt to record ideal versions of Shakespeare has
never really been equalled. All but Timon of Athens and the Henry VI trilogy
were recorded, usually with great critical success. Scofield's Hamlet was
recorded in 1963, Gielgud's Richard III and Leontes somewhat earlier.
Coriolanus seems to be the one Shakespearean role in which Burton made an
unqualified success, and Caedmon got the whole thing, very much worth hearing.
Harper has remastered most of the series and repackaged them in inexpensive
cassette versions running well under $20.
 
John Owen
 
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Date:           Monday, 22 May 95 11:36:00 PDT
Subject: 6.0405  Qs: *Cor.* Recording
Comment:        RE: SHK 6.0405  Qs: *Cor.* Recording
 
This is a reply to Robert O'Connor.  Richard Burton recorded Coriolanus for the
Shakespeare Recording Society of New York in 1962, along with Jessica Tandy as
Volumnia and Michael Hordern as Menenius.  The recording was made by Caedmon
Records and is a 3-record set, 33 1/3 lps.  The number is SRS-226.  I know that
Caedmon has made many of these recordings available on tape.  They are
distributed by  Harper-Collins,10 E. 53rd St., NY, NY 10022: phone:
212-207-7000; ask for their Audio division.
 

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