John Gielgud’s Hamlet

Here we have John Gielgud’s first recording of a scene from Hamlet, “recorded shortly after he became the youngest actor to take the lead in the play, in the 1929/30 Old Vic season.” It’s the audio that you will want to focus on here, not the video, even though there’s something a little amusing about the whole idea of watching an old record turn on YouTube. How quaint.

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