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Re: Recordings
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0120  Wednesday, 11 February 1998.

[1]     From:   John Owen <
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        Date:   Sunday, 8 Feb 1998 15:46:54 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0109  Re: Recordings

[2]     From:   Jay Johnson <
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        Date:   Sunday, 8 Feb 1998 15:47:17 -0700
        Subj:   TN Recordings

[3]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Feb 1998 01:50:38 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0109  Re: Recordings

[4]     From:   John Walsh <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Feb 1998 17:20:19 -0500
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From:           John Owen <
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Date:           Sunday, 8 Feb 1998 15:46:54 EST
Subject: 9.0109  Re: Recordings
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0109  Re: Recordings

In a message dated 2/8/98 11:19:40 AM, Drew Whitehead wrote:

<<Dear Perry,

The Marlowe dramatic society offers a good, though light-hearted version
of TN, it is also a complete text version.  I ordered mine from my local
record store and they had no trouble in getting it in for me.>>

Yes, the Marlowe Society's version is first rate although I wonder how
sombre Mr. Whitehead thinks TN ought to be. I would have a difficult
time choosing between it and the Caedmon TN, now available on Harper
Audio and very easy to order. This latter recording features the
wonderful Siobhan McKenna as Viola and Robert Hardy as Orsino and
captures the play's spirit beautifully.

John Owen

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From:           Jay Johnson <
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Date:           Sunday, 8 Feb 1998 15:47:17 -0700
Subject:        TN Recordings

In response to Perry Herzfeld's request for info about recordings of TN:
I have a lovely 3 record set (33 1/3 rpm) done by The Shakespeare
Recording Society-SRS 213 (1961) A Caedmon Production-with Siobhan
McKenna, Paul Scofield, John Neville, and Vanessa Redgrave.  I got this
as a discard when our college library went digital.  I don't know if it
has been redone in CD format.

Cheers,
Jay Johnson
Medicine Hat College

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Date:           Monday, 9 Feb 1998 01:50:38 +0000
Subject: 9.0109  Re: Recordings
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0109  Re: Recordings

Drew Whitehead asked about the new NAXOS recording of HAMLET.

It is a full length production on four CDs.  Hamlet is played by Anton
Lesser, Claudius is played by Edward de Souza, Gertrude is Susan Engel
and Ophelia is Emma Fielding.  As I said in my original post, I found
the character of Hamlet quite grating in this production.  He is
arrogant, self-centered, rude, crude, nasty, infantile-all of which
character traitsI think are in the character as written by Shakespeare,
but not to the degree I found them in Lesser's performance.  However, I
suspect I may be overreacting, so I'd like to know what others feel.

Naxos has come out with a full length recording of ROMEO AND JULIET in
which Anton Lesser plays Mecrutio.  I liked his Mercutio.

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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Feb 1998 17:20:19 -0500
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Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0109  Re: Recordings

Folks, for what it's worth, amazon.com stocks a pretty good selection of
books on tape. Don't know if this is exactly what you're looking for,
but I found a Twelfth Night:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1559940689/9218-5477707-397132

I've ordered plenty from them, and they're very responsive. If they have
it, you'll get it in less than a week. If they don't, they'll find it
for you. Enjoy!
 

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