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On Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:18:13 -0800, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm kind of split on Eliot's own reading. The timing is superb but I find
it kind of droney, too much monotone.

Just the effect that Eliot wanted.  It was so you would listen to the rhythm
of the words and get the emotion from that rather than any expression that
the one reading (vocally) put in.

But I say Why not listen to different versions of the poem and see what changes?

I like Anthony Hopkins' LSJAP but not the first part.  It seems that he had
to get into it.

Regards,
    Rick Parker