FREE Stuff from The Daily Telegraph Blah blah, details, who cares, giving away free MP3 copy of “The Shakespeare Collection”.  Includes 5 sonnets, selections from Dream, and two “great historical recordings” – Hamlet and Henry V – one of which is apparently Olivier, but I haven’t listened to them yet so I dunno which is which. You have to register and provide a UK postcode, but that’s easily hacked.  If anybody comes looking for an Alan Farrar who lives at the House of Commons, tell them you haven’t seen me!     (Just kidding, I’m actually Alan Blixt. :))

2 thoughts on “FREE Stuff from The Daily Telegraph

  1. Hey – where’s the K ?

    And no one lives in the House of Commons – that is the name of the group of people, the building is ‘The Palace of Westminster’.

    I’m possibly going to have to invent myself – living in Romania.

    Is it worth it?

    expbrf (erm, noises?)

  2. They have Olivier’s Henry V (“Once more unto the breach…”), and John Barrymore doing “To be or not to be”. Both are new to me.

    One bit is a summary storytelling of Dream, dunno why that’s in there. Then there’s some dramatic readings, including the introduction of Bottom and the mechanicals, “Why should Titania cross her Oberon”, and a couple of others. Most of the audio is actually narrative telling of the story, rather than performance. Feh.

    Sonnets include 17, 18, 19, 20, and then 29. I guess 21-28 weren’t as good? 🙂

    If you’ve already heard that Olivier and Barrymore, then no, it’s probably not worth it.

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