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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Hamlet (Gielgud) (BBC Third Programme Live Broadcast, 1948) (Abridged)

    

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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Hamlet (Gielgud) (BBC Third Programme Live Broadcast, 1948) (Abridged)

This outstanding historical recording made in 1941 for radio is widely regarded as one of the finest Hamlet performances ever, and one of John Gielgud’s greatest moments. Though he went on to record it for commercial release, nothing matched this recording in the BBC studios, made before the days of editing.



Disc 1

  Hamlet
1.   Act 1 Scene 1 00:10:15
2.   Act 1 Scene 2 00:07:41
3.   Act 1 Scene 2 (cont): Hamlet: O that this too too solid flesh... 00:07:16
4.   Act 1 Scene 3 00:02:36
5.   Act 1 Scene 3 (cont): Polonius: Yet here, Laertes 00:04:22
6.   Act 1 Scene 4 00:02:06
7.   Act 1 Scene 4 (cont): Hamlet: Angels and ministers of grace... 00:02:50
8.   Act 1 Scene 5 00:00:49
9.   Act 1 Scene 5 (cont): Ghost: I am thy father’s spirit 00:05:45
10.   Act 1 Scene 5 (cont): Hamlet: O all you host of Heaven! 00:06:23
11.   Act 2 Scene 1 00:03:52
12.   Act 2 Scene 1 (cont): Ophelia: My lord, as I was sewing in my closet... 00:02:14
13.   Act 2 Scene 2 00:04:10
14.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): Polonius: My liege, and madam, to expostulate... 00:04:49


Disc 2

  Hamlet
1.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): Polonius: How does my good Lord Hamlet 00:02:23
2.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): Polonius: You go to seek the Lord Hamlet... 00:05:24
3.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): Guildenstern: There are the players 00:01:46
4.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): Hamlet: Y’are welcome masters, welcome all 00:02:11
5.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): 1 Player: Anon he finds him, striking too short... 00:04:37
6.   Act 2 Scene 2 (cont): Hamlet: O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! 00:03:40
7.   Act 3 Scene 1 00:02:52
8.   Act 3 Scene 1 (cont): Hamlet: To be, or not to be, that is the question 00:05:41
9.   Act 3 Scene 1 (cont): Ophelia: Oh what a noble mind is here o’erthrown! 00:02:12
10.   Act 3 Scene 2 00:04:20
11.   Act 3 Scene 2 (cont): Hamlet: They are coming to the play 00:02:31
12.   Act 3 Scene 2 (cont): Player King: Full thirty times hath Phoebus’... 00:04:15
13.   Act 3 Scene 2 (cont): Lucianus: Thoughts black, hands apt, drugs fit... 00:03:06
14.   Act 3 Scene 2 (cont): Hamlet: Oh, the recorders. Let me see one 00:01:39
15.   Act 3 Scene 2 (cont): Hamlet: ‘Tis now the very witching time of night 00:00:52
16.   Act 3 Scene 3 00:01:47
17.   Act 3 Scene 3 (cont): Claudius: Oh my offence is rank, it smells... 00:02:59
18.   Act 3 Scene 3 (cont): Hamlet: Now might I do it pat... 00:01:48
19.   Act 3 Scene 4 00:02:45
20.   Act 3 Scene 4 (cont): Hamlet: Look here upon this picture... 00:02:28
21.   Act 3 Scene 4 (cont): Hamlet: Save me and hover o’er me... 00:02:18
22.   Act 3 Scene 4 (cont): Gertrude: This is the very coinage... . 00:04:24
23.   Act 4 Scene 1 00:02:16
24.   Act 4 Scene 2 00:01:12
25.   Act 4 Scene 3 00:03:31
26.   Act 4 Scene 4 00:01:46
27.   Act 4 Scene 4 (cont): Hamlet: How all occasions do inform... 00:02:30


Disc 3

  Hamlet
1.   Act 4 Scene 5 00:01:21
2.   Act 4 Scene 5 (cont): Ophelia: Where is the beauteous majesty... 00:05:47
3.   Act 4 Scene 5 (cont): Laertes: O thou vile king... 00:01:47
4.   Act 4 Scene 5 (cont): Laertes: O heat dry up my brains... 00:03:47
5.   Act 4 Scene 6 00:01:47
6.   Act 4 Scene 7 00:07:08
7.   Act 4 Scene 7 (cont): Laertes: I bought an unction of a mountebank... 00:01:28
8.   Act 4 Scene 7 (cont): Gertrude: There is a willow grows aslant... 00:02:01
9.   Act 5 Scene 1 00:03:25
10.   Act 5 Scene 1 (cont): Clown: In youth when I did love... 00:05:14
11.   Act 5 Scene 1 (cont): Hamlet: Alas poor Yorick! 00:01:56
12.   Act 5 Scene 1 (cont): Hamlet: But soft, but soft! 00:04:23
13.   Act 5 Scene 2 00:03:40
14.   Act 5 Scene 2 (cont): Osric: Your lordship is right welcome... 00:06:02
15.   Act 5 Scene 2 (cont): Claudius: Come Hamlet, come and take this hand... 00:10:27
16.   Act 5 Scene 2 (cont): Fortinbras: Where is this sight 00:03:00

Total Playing Time: 03:25:34






Author(s):
Shakespeare, William

Reader(s):
Gielgud, John

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Shakespeare

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA341712

Barcode: 9789626344170

Physical Release: 08/2006

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