Book & Recording Sourcebooks MediaFusion 2005
CD ISBN 1402201028 $14.95 One CDs
This production is something more than a first among equals with the notes, photographs, and essays that frame its text. The excellent selection of speeches and scenes, by readers who range from Edwin Booth (recorded by Edison in 1890) to Paul Robson to John Kani in Janet Suzman's memorable 1987 South African production, provides historical and critical perspective on Shakespeare's play. By coupling different actors' interpretations of key speeches, the excerpts highlight the unique features that make this play so enduring, provocative, and mysterious. This series' format offers an excellent companion for first-time readers and their teachers, but seasoned readers and theatergoers will also find the opportunity to re-experience the play with depth, clarity, and a richness of perspective. D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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