(P)1995 Onward Production Ltd. and Paul Brownstein Productions, Inc.
"Time and again he takes a speech or an action we had thought fixed forever in unshakeable conception and daringly hurls it into new life. He is humorous when we expect solemnity and withdrawn when we anticipate aggression...." (Newsweek)
"The finest noise ever created by vocal chords?"
We're familiar with Shakespeare, and we know just how good Hamlet is. But this recording is all about the golden larynx of Richard Burton. As it was a recording of a live theatre performance, the sound quality is less than perfect, but who cares? It's a privilege to be able to listen to him. I agree with some that his Hamlet may be a little too manic in places, but maybe not an unreasonable interpretation.
And as a bonus, the honeyed tones of Gielgud feature as the ghost.
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