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Swan Song - by Anton Chekhov - BBC Radio Drama with Paul Scofield - cheops.mp3
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Swan Song - by Anton Chekhov - BBC Radio Drama with Paul Scofield - cheops
By Anton Chekhov, translated by Michael Frayn.
As a tribute to the late Paul Scofield, another opportunity to hear his noted performance in this 2006 production.
In his brilliant short play SWAN SONG, Chekov wrote a wonderful part for a great actor. In this new production for Radio 3, Paul Scofield stars in a translation by Michael Frayn. Chekov captures all the pain and self-delusion of an elderly Russian actor struggling to come to terms with his enforced retirement – he will never act again. Why has he ended his days playing clowns and walk-ons in a bleak dingy provincial town many miles from the bright lights of Moscow? Did he ever really have any talent for playing the great roles? In a dazzling display of lost magic he brings to life moments from KING LEAR, HAMLET and OTHELLO – all roles which Scofield has played with great distinction.
The production also re-unites Scofield (Lear) with Alec McCowen (The fool) in a short excerpt from KING LEAR – parts they played together over
40 years ago in Peter Brook’s legendary 1962 production. Also playing one of Lear’s knights in that 1962 production was Martin Jenkins (director of SWAN SONG)
One episode of 20 minutes.
The actor....Paul Scofield
The prompter....Alec McCowen
Production Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Studio Manager: Roy Fraser
Directed by Martin Jenkins
Type : mpeg 1 layer III
Bitrate : 128
Mode : joint stereo
Frequency : 48000 Hz
Encoder : Lame 3.96
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