“To lie in restless ecstasy. Restless, restless, goddamnit son of a bitch.”
– Macbeth, Act III, Scene 2
Here’s something that’s going on my playlist! A YouTube user named “ApeBack” has uploaded a huge set of audio clips from the old Columbia Workshop radio show, including many performances by Orson Welles – Hamlet, Lear, Merchant, Richard III, you name it. (This link points to all of ApeBack’s videos, from which you can select your favorite Shakespeare play.)
For fun I’ve chosen an outtake where Orson Welles screws up Macbeth – and it only gets worse from there. It’s fun to hear the man laugh like that. He’s quite infamous for, shall we say, not being quite so patient with the mistakes of others.UPDATE : Sorry for the confusion, I left out a link in the initial post. Above, the “outtake” text links to the audio only version of Welles’ screw up. Below we have the infamous “peas” meltdown that I was referring to above with “not being quite so patient”. I should have made that more clear.