The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2354 Monday, 18 December 2000
Date: Friday, 15 Dec 2000 16:59:21 -0500
Subject: Shakespeare's Contemporaries on CD
Here's a (not entirely) hypothetical question for the group:
Supposing a group of enthusiastic actors, let's say veterans of the
Stratford Festival stage for arguments sake, were interested in
producing a series of audio cds and cassettes of Shakespeare's
contemporaries' play (unabridged, of course). The cds would be recorded
in a proper sound studio with proper engineering, of at least as good
quality as the Naxos or Penguin tapes. Suppose this group wanted to
compile a list of five or so plays to start with, with the possibility
of adding more titles, and even video versions down the line.
What plays do you most want to have available in audio format? What
authors do you have most urgent need for? Toss in a text version you
would like them to be based on, if you have a recommendation.
Responses off list would be greatly appreciated.