Little Gidding – V read by Paul Scofield

A small taster of the late Paul Scofield‘s magnificent reading of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. This is the last section of the last part, Little Gidding.

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4 Responses to “Little Gidding – V read by Paul Scofield”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    Some years ago I completed the transition from audiocassette to CD, in the process of which I dumped my cassette of TS Eliot himself reading the Quartets, in favour of the Scofield CD. Infinitely superior!

    • telescoper Says:

      While it is obviously interesting to hear the poet reading his own work, I find TS Eliot’s rendition rathet prissy and didactic. Scofield makes it come alive brilliantly. It’s definitely the best I’ve heard.

      • Anton Garrett Says:

        When audiobooks had their first vogue about 15 years ago I bought lots of poetry read by good readers. Gielgud was very fine.

      • telescoper Says:

        Gielgud recorded an excellent set of Shakespeare’s Sonnets which I have.

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