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NAXOS Hamlet; Operatic Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0089  Thursday, 29 January 1998.

[1]     From:   Richard Nathan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Jan 1998 16:38:37 +0000
        Subj:   New NAXOS Recording of HAMLET

[2]     From:   Chantal Schutz <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 28 Jan 1998 23:04:37 -0500
        Subj:   Operatic Shakespeare


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From:           Richard Nathan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Jan 1998 16:38:37 +0000
Subject:        New NAXOS Recording of HAMLET

NAXOS, which produces many fine budget recordings of classical music,
has recently come out with full length recordings of "HAMLET" and "ROMEO
AND JULIET."   Has anyone else heard the "HAMLET"?  The title character
is played by Anton Lesser, and in my opinion, he makes the title
character a thoroughly unpleasant individual.  I know that there are
many unpleasant aspects of Hamlet's character, but I've never before
heard him come across as so completely unlikable - at least that is the
way he strikes me in this recording.  Any thoughts?

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From:           Chantal Schutz <
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Date:           Wednesday, 28 Jan 1998 23:04:37 -0500
Subject:        Operatic Shakespeare

The Hamlet opera we have been referring to is by Ambroise Thomas,
composed in 1868, first performed in Paris, libretto by Jules Barbier
and Michel Carre (you can find it online quite easily). There are at
least 3 other operas on Hamlet, and of course dozens of others on almost
all of the comedies and tragedies. I wrote a paper which has some
elements of bibliography and links for the Britannica online special
site on Shakespeare and the Globe. Check it out at
http://shakespeare.eb.com/

All the best
Chantal
Shakespeare's Globe
University of Reading
Website: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/globe
 

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