Sir John Gielgud talks about the plot of Shakespeare's tragedy interspersed with his performance in the lead role.
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Wonderful insights, but slightly marred
Gielgud was a genuis at performing but not here.
The audio experience is terrible as musical interludes repeatedly interfere with the spoken word rendering the performance a slightly heard mess.
The Bard played no part in the creation of this recording. However, the creator of the recording could have done better by recording Sir John in an uninterrupted performance. performance.
Sir John's narration was intermittent, generally inaudible and, sadly, of greatly diminished value.
The reaction this recording sparked was an overwhelming desire to have my money refunded.
As noted, the recording should have been of the entire play uninterrupted. In the alternative, meaningful commentary could have been entered at a sound level permitting meaningful comprehension.
- Bronx Guy