Airbox pak HighBridge Audio 1996
CS ISBN 1565111478 $11.00 One cassettes
How appropriate that Nobel winner William Butler Yeats, who helped found the Abbey Theater, should receive this rendering by Abbey Theater actor T.P. McKenna. Appropriate, too, because Yeats's charming, virile and dramatic Irish cadences reveal their true beauty best when read aloud. McKenna does ample justice to this selection of the poet's verses. He has obviously studied them, for his performance communicates all of the subtleties and resonances, the lyricism and humor, the heartbreak and passion with an economy of means, which, in a lesser artist, would soon grow monotonous. The publishers, in calling this "a stirring collection," do not exaggerate. Y.R. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 97]
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