Early spoken word recordings

Scenes from 'King Richard II and 'Sonnet CXVI'

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:04:16

  • Shelf mark

    1CL0005063

  • Recording date

    1931-02

  • Authors

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

  • Performers

    Gielgud, Sir John (actor)

  • Description

    Issued as part of the Linguaphone 'Shakespeare' series . Original issue number: LINGUAPHONE EEG 29 E; matrix number: EEG 29 E

  • Related images

    Disc label, side B, LINGUAPHONE EEG 29 E

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The sonnet is no. 116 and begins at 3:05 with the line ''Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments...''

Posted by Ginevra House, Engagement Officer, British Library on 05/05/2009 10:59:00