Early spoken word recordings

King Richard II, Act 3, Scene 2 (King Richard's speech) and 'Sonnet XXX'

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:46

  • Shelf mark

    1CL0005068

  • Recording date

    1955-08

  • Authors

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

  • Performers

    Gielgud, Sir John (actor)

  • Description

    Issued as part of Linguaphone's 'Shakespeare Series A'. Original issue number: LINGUAPHONE ENG 243-2; matrix number: ENG 243-2

  • Related images

    Disc label, side B, LINGUAPHONE ENG 243-2

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The sonnet is no. 30 and begins at 2:55 with the opening line: "When do the sessions of sweet, silent thought..."

Posted by Ginevra House, Engagement Officer, British Library on 05/05/2009 10:53:00