Sir Ian produced a DVD video of his great Lear some years ago following his world tour with The Royal Shakespeare Company. This tremendous and generous act allowed tens of thousands of more economically challenged bard lovers to see and hear the performances long after "…(THIS GREAT PLAYER) struts and frets his hour upon the stage…" WOULD AND WILL YOU DO THE SAME?? There are those of us who firmly believe that you are to classical drama what Maria Callas was to Opera!!
Hi folks! Here’s today’s outstanding performance of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” done by BBC Radio 3 for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and staring Alex Kingston as Cleopatra and Kenneth Branagh as Antony.
The entire runtime is 2 hours and 25 minutes, too long to upload to SoundCloud. So, here’s two formats for you. One is a straight MP3, the other is an M4A, which is an audiobook format.
“When I first met Ken, I was terribly impressed by this young man and how mature he was," recalls Doyle of their first encounters. "Initially I had been a little disgruntled, as I wasn’t particularly bowled over by a lot of theatre directors I’d met before, but this guy completely blew me away. I thought he was one of the most intelligent, concise and charismatic people I’d ever met. I was won over by him and he’d yet to hear even a note of my music!”—Patrick Doyle on Kenneth Branagh (x)