Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings, CD-Audio
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This unique and unusual compilation contains some of the greatest recordings from the beginning of the recording era.

It includes a wide range of the works of Shakespeare, featuring Henry Irving, Ellen Tracy, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, John Barrymore, John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, Hugh Casson, Laurence Olivier and many more, with other memorable performances from Charles Laughton, Edith Evans, Laurel & Hardy, Bransby Williams, Dylan Thomas, Sarah Bernhardt, and others.


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Pages: incl VAT
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9789626342008



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OK, so the audio quality is not up to modern standards - but this is an opportunity to listen to legendary actors such as Henry Irving, Charles Laughton and Ellen Terry - a real slice of theatrical history.