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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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

Release Date: 08/2006

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