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Now you can listen to the live performance that brings Mark Twain to life -- voice, celebrated wit, and all. One of the most stunning successes in recent show-business history, Hal Holbrook's brilliant one-man show has played to sold-out audiences in theaters around the U.S. and abroad, and appeared on television. In this extraordinary theatrical achievement, Holbrook becomes truly transformed, recreating the incisive mind and scalding tongue of the legendary man from Missouri. 2 cassettes.
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Hal Holbrook spent twelve years researching Mark Twain's voice and movements, studying a rare Thomas Edison film and using the recollections of people who knew Twain personally. Holbrook has performed on Broadway, on television, and in feature films.From AudioFile:
Hal Holbrook opened this celebrated one-man show Off-Broadway in 1959. Upon moving it to the Great White Way in 1966, he won a Tony for it. He continues to perform it sporadically today. The show consists of a miscellany of Twain's writings arranged and performed differently every night depending on the actor's feel for his audience. This version preserves the 1967 CBS special, the audio of which has been remastered in stereo. The special, in turn, seems to come from two separate performances, together with commercials adding up to two hours. The recording eliminates all but the actual performance. The stereo does little to enhance the performance, merely adding noise to already noisy tracks. But Holbrook's performance is exceptional. He fully inhabits the author at the age of 70, combining the results of his research into Twain's speech and mannerisms with his own sense of showmanship. He presents the most satisfactory and personable stage Twain of all those many who have followed and imitated him. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Audio Partners, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M088690272X
Book Description Audio Partners, 1988. Audio Cassette. Condition: New. New sealed! Excellent condition. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 1M5CZ2000CET