In 1925, the year of his acclaimed Hamlet at the Haymarket Theatre in London, John Barrymore recorded the "To be, or not to be" soliloquy for Famous Records. Three years later, he recorded the "Rogue and peasant slave" soliloquy for RCA Victor. Click on the icons below to hear excerpts from these soliloquies.
 

 
 

To be, or not to be (approximate download time @ 28.8 one minute)
 
 
 
The play's the thing (approximate download time @ 28.8 one minute)
 
 
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