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The Bayeux Tapestry: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

The Bayeux Tapestry: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: Jeff Young, Simon Armitage Narrator: Christopher Eccleston, Kirsty Wark Release Date: August 2019

A combination of verse from Simon Armitage and prose from Jeff Young lends a voice to the chain of events depicted on the famous Bayeux Tapestry. This production chronicles the history surrounding the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the ascension of Duke William of Normandy to the English throne. Harold, Duke of Wessex, takes the English throne, despite Edward the Confessor's wish that William Duke of Normandy should be his heir. Seeking retribution, William sails to England and heads his troops towards Hastings, where the battle eventually concludes with Harold's death by an arrow shot to the eye. Poetry and prose are interspersed with war correspondent-style reports on the action. As the royal dukes ponder their lot, assorted commoners of the day discuss fear, heroism and grief.

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The Last Days of Troy: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

The Last Days of Troy: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Lily Cole stars as Helen of Troy, 'the face that launched a thousand ships', in Simon Armitage's vivid, visceral adaptation of Homer's Iliad and Virgil's AeneidFor ten years, the Greeks have been laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the war drags on, and the battlefields run scarlet with blood, the opposing forces are entrenched in a bitter stalemate. As Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war, the exhausted warriors go to extreme lengths in a desperate grab for victory...Dramatised by multi-award-winning poet and playwright Simon Armitage, The Last Days of Troy was first produced as a stage play at the Manchester Royal Exchange and Shakespeare's Globe, and this radio version features the original cast. Both a tense action adventure and a powerful commentary on the futility of war, it brings Homer's ancient myth to dynamic life and explores themes that still resonate today, in a world locked in cycles of conflict and revenge, East versus West and with the same dangerous combination of pride, lies and self-deception that fuelled the Trojan War.'Armitage was the real star, with his vivid and muscular dialogue and occasional flashes of humour...The Last Days of Troy was a powerful reflection on the folly of men and the cruelty of war.' - IndependentCast and creditsAgamemnon..................................................................David BirrellAchilles..................................................................Jake FairbrotherZeus..................................................................Richard BremmerOdysseus..................................................................Colin TierneyHera..................................................................Gillian BevanAndromache/Thetis................................................Claire CalbraithHector..................................................................Simon HarrisonHelen..................................................................Lily ColeParis..................................................................Tom StuartAthene/Briseis..................................................................Francesca ZoutewellePriam..................................................................Garry CooperPatroclus..................................................................Brendan O'HeaAstyanax..................................................................Luca RawlinsonOriginal music by Alex BaranowskiDirected for radio by Susan RobertsFirst directed for The Royal Exchange Theatre by Nick Bagnall

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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation Audiobook

The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

Author: Simon Armitage Narrator: Bill Wallis Release Date: January 2012

First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthur, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems ever penned in Middle English. Now, from the internationally acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes this magisterial new presentation of the Arthurian tale, rendered in unflinching and gory detail. Following Arthur's bloody conquests across the cities and fields of Europe, all the way to his spectacular and even bloodier fall, this masterpiece features some of the most spellbinding and poignant passages in English poetry. Never before have the deaths of Arthur's loyal knights, his own final hours, and the subsequent burial been so poignantly evoked. Echoing the lyrical passion that so distinguished Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, Simon Armitage has produced a virtuosic new translation that promises to become both the literary event of the year and the definitive edition for generations to come.

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