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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0830  Friday, 29 April 2005

From:           Tad Davis <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Apr 2005 22:16:18 -0400
Subject:        BBC Audio

I've recently discovered the BBC audio versions of Shakespeare, directed
by Richard Eyre. They don't seem to be widely available, at least in my
neck of the woods; I found them in the BBC Shop online and in iTunes.
I've often been disappointed by audio versions of Shakespeare; many
sound like script-in-hand readings in somebody's comfortable,
air-conditioned living room. The plays in this series, on the other
hand, sound like film soundtracks, with a full panoply of music and
sound effects. This might not be to everyone's taste, but I prefer it:
to my mind, it makes fuller use of the medium. The plays I've listened
to so far have been slightly, but not drastically, abridged; "Hamlet,"
for example, is still three and a half hours long.

I note with interest that the Arkangel recordings are also becoming
available on CD.

O brave new world, when I can ride the subway with five Shakespeare
plays on my iPod.

Tad Davis

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