(David) Paul: English actor, perhaps the greatest
of the post-Olivier generation, with a particular
gift for conveying moral worth without seeming
didn't speak, but sang. One could listen to his voice,
divorced from the text, as if to music. It was mesmerzing.3
never heard a story about Paul that
isn't moving or funny or generous.42
bought our cocker spaniel a beer
in Tobermory, Scotland in
Paul Scofield did a substantial amount of
television drama, radio theatre and spoken word recordings.
Most of these recorded performances
are buried in archives and not available to the general public.
The lists on this website will make it easier for people to
know what's out there and what's available. It will also
overview of Scofield's extremely diverse voice-over work. In
the happy event that BBC and Harper Audio decide to re-released
the recordings — boxed sets of the BBC radio plays and
Caedmon Shakespeare, please — the list could save their
research departments some time.
hoping that this site can:
a comprehensive list of Scofield's film, TV, radio theater
and audio works (there's a whole lot more out there one
would imagine, given his legendary reclusiveness)
when possible, whether a performance has survived (many
were taped over)
when possible, where the media is physically located
whether it is available to the general public or what
conditions must be met to access it.
a clearinghouse for information that might lead to the
of more recordings.
this site, I attempt to identify each performance and give
information about its availability, and physical location
and conditions for viewing or listening if copies only
exist in archives. If you know of works that have been
omitted, please e-mail me
the information. Corrections, comments and reminiscences
are very welcome.
Incomplete and Idiosyncratic Biography
Hartnoll and Peter Found, The Concise Oxford Companion
to the Theatre ©1996, Oxford University Press. (Go
Lasting Contribution to Theatre by
Dominic Cavendish, Theatre Critic, The
accessed 27/12/09. (Go to top)
accessed 7/12/2010. (Go
in He was
the last greatest
of the greats by
Friday 21 March
Taylor, Exeter, New Hampshire. www.legacy.com (Go
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