Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 508. Thursday, 26 August 1993.
Date: Wednesday, 25 Aug 1993 7:23 pm EDT (23:23:26 UT)
Subject: Shakespeare and audio
I actually possess a copy of the Edwin Booth tape doing a passage from
*Othello*. It was given to me by the now-retired founder of our theatre dept.
as a piece for my Acting in Shakespeare class. It's quite old and is, I
believe, the oldest known recording of a Shakespearean passage. The recording
is tinny, but you can hear the deep, resonant quality of the voice. It's quite
fascinating. I don't personally know of how it is archived in any way, so I
couldn't tell you how to get hold of it.
SUNY College at Fredonia