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BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Three Roman Plays Audiobook

BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Three Roman Plays

Three full-cast BBC Radio productions of Shakespeare's most famous Roman plays Featuring all-star casts and introduced by Sir Richard Eyre, these three iconic productions of Shakespeare's dynamic Roman histories are full of political intrigue, passion and tragedy. Julius Caesar This updated version of Shakespeare's classic play is set in Italy in 1925. Julius Caesar, a new Roman dictator, has swept to power, and his way is clear to assume total control - unless a coup by Cassius and Brutus can alter the tide of history. Nicholas Farrell stars as Brutus and Gerard Murphy as Julius Caesar. Coriolanus When Rome's greatest hero, the warrior Coriolanus, divides the people and the patricians through his arrogance, he is driven into exile. Samuel West stars as Coriolanus, with Susannah York as Volumnia. Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare's last great tragedy is an action epic set against the political backdrop of the Roman Empire and the centre of Egyptian culture, Alexandria. But at the heart of the play is the story of what happens when two people fall in love. Starring Frances Barber as Cleopatra and David Harewood as Mark Antony.

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BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Four History Plays Audiobook

BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Four History Plays

Four full-cast BBC Radio productions of Shakespeare's finest history plays Introduced by Sir Richard Eyre, these four iconic productions, featuring star casts, bring Shakespeare's gripping histories to life in all their rich complexity. Henry IV, Part One Young Prince Hal struggles with his responsibilities as heir to the throne, preferring the company of the dissolute Falstaff. But when England is threatened with rebellion, will he do his duty? Father and son Julian Glover and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and Prince Hal, with Timothy West as Falstaff. Henry IV, Part Two The realm is still in danger, and the King is dying. It is time for Prince Hal to fulfil his royal destiny - but what will become of his old friend, Falstaff? Starring Julian Glover, Jamie Glover and Timothy West. Richard II This lyrically tragic history encompasses themes of nobility and kingship, as King Richard is brought to his own destruction - but was he justly punished for his excesses, or a misunderstood victim? Samuel West stars as Richard II, with Joss Ackland as John of Gaunt and Damian Lewis as Bolingbroke. Pericles Featuring world music and a multicultural cast, this timeless tale with a contemporary twist features tyrants, incest, murder, young love, and a great hero cruelly separated from his wife and daughter. Will he ever see them again? Benjamin Zephaniah stars as the narrator, Gower.

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BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Eight Comedies Audiobook

BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Eight Comedies

Eight full-cast BBC Radio productions of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies Full of merriment, mayhem, mischief and mistaken identity, here are eight iconic radio productions of Shakespeare's most magical comedies, featuring star casts and introduced by Sir Richard Eyre. Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's delightful comedy sparkles with the verbal sparring of our two reluctant lovers in a world where nothing is quite what it seems. David Tennant and Samantha Spiro star as Benedick and Beatrice. As You Like It The Forest of Arden resonates with declarations of love in this joyous pastoral comedy, starring Helena Bonham Carter as Rosalind, David Morrissey as Orlando and Natasha Little as Celia. A Midsummer Night's Dream In this delightful comic fantasy, four young lovers and a troupe of actors have a bewitching encounter with Fairyland. Starring David Threlfall as Theseus/Oberon, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Titania/Hippolyta and Amanda Root as Hermia. The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare's thrilling courtroom drama explores the eternal themes of love and hate, mercy and justice. Starring Warren Mitchell as Shylock, with Martin Jarvis as Antonio, Juliet Aubrey as Portia and Samuel West as Bassanio. Twelfth Night On the night when all the world is turned on its head, girls become boys and women lust after women, in this most optimistic of Shakespeare's comedies. Michael Maloney stars as Orsino and Anne-Marie Duff as Viola. The Tempest A ship at sea and an enchanted island are the settings for this allegorical tale of betrayal, sorcery, revenge and reconciliation. Starring Philip Madoc as Prospero and Nina Wadia as Ariel. The Taming of the Shrew Farce, disguise, elaborate role-playing and acerbic exchanges of wit combine to make up an extraordinary love story that still sparks controversy 400 years after it was written. Gerard McSorley stars as Petruchio and Ruth Mitchell as Katherina. All's Well That Ends Well This intriguing play tells of the questionable course of action a young woman takes to win the hand of the man she loves. Emma Fielding stars as Helena, with Siân Phillips, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Griffiths and Simon Russell Beale.

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BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Six Tragedies Audiobook

BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Six Tragedies

Six full-cast BBC Radio productions of Shakespeare's classic tragedies Treachery, betrayal and fatal power struggles are among the themes of these six iconic productions of Shakespeare's timeless tragedies. Featuring all-star casts, they are introduced by Sir Richard Eyre. Hamlet Shakespeare's powerfully poetic tragedy of murder, madness and revenge stars Michael Sheen as the Prince of Denmark, with Kenneth Cranham as Claudius and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude. Macbeth In this notorious 'Scottish play', a lust for power and the prophecy of three witches transform a brave nobleman into a traitor and murderous tyrant. Ken Stott stars as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth. King Lear The tragic consequences of evil triumphing over truth, and of the vanity of old age, are set in motion when Lear banishes his favourite daughter, Cordelia, from court. Starring Corin Redgrave as King Lear, with David Troughton, Geraldine James and Robert Glenister. Othello Evil cunning perverts a once noble mind, as heroic general Othello is destroyed by both his own jealousy and the machinations of the devious Iago. Ray Fearon stars as Othello, with James Frain as Iago. Romeo and Juliet An updated version of Shakespeare's tragedy of feuding families and doomed love, set in modern Verona and starring Douglas Henshall as Romeo and Sophie Dahl as Juliet. Cymbeline When Cymbeline discovers his daughter Imogen's secret marriage to Posthumus, he banishes her husband. But Posthumus's boasts of his wife's chastity provoke lachimo to attempt her seduction. Bill Wallis stars as Cymbeline.

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Hamlet  (Unabridged) Audiobook

Hamlet (Unabridged)

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Brian Morris Release Date: July 2020

Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet.

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Two Tragedies in One Act Audiobook

Two Tragedies in One Act

Hamlet and Macbeth are two of Shakespeare's best-known plays and contain some of the most famous speeches in world literature. These one-act versions of the plays, which were edited by J. P Crabb, the details of whose life and other works have disappeared into obscurity, retain the significant monologues and dialogues while presenting a streamlined view of the action. Featuring the voices  of Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Anna Grace, Blythe Melin, David Shears, Denis Daly, Graham Scott, Huw Brentnall, Jeff Moon, Lance Rasmussen, PJ Morgan, Rob Goll, Ron Altman, Sarah Bacaller, Senn Annis, Sydnee Fullmer and Tyler Hyrchuk. Production copyright 2020 is held by The Online Stage

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Hamlet Audiobook

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Varios Narradores Release Date: June 2020

- Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. 'Ser o no ser, esa es la cuestión' se pregunta Hamlet en una de las obras más reconocidas de William Shakespeare. Cuando el fantasma de su padre, el rey de Dinamarca le revela que ha sido asesinado por su hermano Claudio, quitándole el trono, la reina y la vida, Hamlet, como príncipe heredero, se ve motivado a desarrollar un plan para vengarlo. Confundido, la revelación de este oscuro crimen reclama justicia, y junto con el odio y la sed de venganza, lo llevan a replantearse toda su existencia poniendo en peligro la vida de todos en la corte. De esta manera, muerte, traición, duelo, espíritus, presagios, venganza y amor se entrelazan en esta historia, convirtiéndola en una de las obras teatrales más importantes, con numerosas adaptaciones en el cine y el teatro e incluso, inspirando diferentes tramas y referencias, como el Rey León de Disney. Acompaña a Hamlet en este camino, donde la locura, la pasión y la sed de venganza guían la trama de una de las mayores tragedias jamás contadas.

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Otelo Audiobook

Otelo

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Varios Narradores Release Date: June 2020

- Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. Situada en Venecia en el siglo XVI, Desdémona, profundamente enamorada de Otelo, decide escaparse con él a pesar de la desaprobación de Brabancio, su padre. El moro Otelo es un brillante general de la guardia veneciana que, tras elegir a Casio como su lugarteniente, enfurece y provoca a Yago, su alférez. Dejándose llevar por incontrolables celos y furia, Yago comienza a elaborar un plan para deshacerse de Casio y vengarse de Otelo, lo que lo consagra como el maestro más consumado del engaño en la historia de la literatura. Así es que se desarrollan una serie de eventos que pone al amor de Otelo y Desdémona al riesgo de los celos y la traición de los cuáles la tragedia es la última salida.

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Romeo y Julieta Audiobook

Romeo y Julieta

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Varios Narradores Release Date: June 2020

- Este audiolibro está narrado en Español neutral. 'El amor es fuego aventado por el aura de un suspiro; fuego que arde y centellea en los ojos del amante.' Así exclama el joven Romeo la obra clásica de Shakespeare. La escena es la ciudad italiana de Verona. Aquí vive la rivalidad entre las dos familias Montesco y Capuleto. Romeo es un Montesco y Julieta una Capuleto, pero se conocen y se enamoran profundamente sin saber este detalle. De allí empieza un romance apasionado, pero clandestino, cuando el odio entre las dos familias amenaza el amor de los dos jóvenes. En 'Romeo y Julieta' Shakespeare explora la pasión y locura del primer amor. El amor que no conoce límite y que suele ser imposible.

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Poetry For Men: (who thought they’d never like poetry) Audiobook

Poetry For Men: (who thought they’d never like poetry)

For centuries poetry has provided a light in times of darkness. For Abraham Lincoln that light was Mortality. For Winston Churchill it was The Charge of the Light Brigade. For Nelson Mandela it was Invictus. Now, Rob Redenbach recites a selection of ten classic poems that provide timeless advice for keeping your head 'when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.'  With a background that ranges from working with the bodyguard team of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and being listed by Business Review Weekly as one of Australia's top ten professional speakers, Rob Redenbach has been a guest speaker at over 1000 corporate events nationally and internationally. He is the best-selling author of What I Didn't Learn at Harvard.

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15 Minutes Of Love Poems - Volume 7 Audiobook

15 Minutes Of Love Poems - Volume 7

Author: John Keats, Robert Herrick, William Shakespeare Narrator: Richard Mitchley Release Date: May 2020

Love. What is love?The question is asked by each of us but the answer remains elusive. Dictionaries summon up many words but none fulfill. Love itself is often ethereal, felt but only seen in a glance, a look, a fleeting touch. Part of Love’s beauty is perhaps in the fact that the question never can be adequately answered; its ephemeral, a chimera of the heart and only felt. Our own experiences are unique and personal to ourselves and of little help defining it for another.Love is perhaps best expressed through poetry. As Plato said 2500 years ago “At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”. Writing a love poem for ones’ partner is seen as the most romantic of gestures. It opens our hearts to another's. Lovers love.Here, in this volume history’s greatest poets convey thoughts, feelings and sentiments of love to you in quick (or bite-size) conversations of verse that can slip into your day and your partner's heart.

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A Poem A Day. Winter - A Season in Verse Audiobook

A Poem A Day. Winter - A Season in Verse

Nature has dazzled with her work in seasons past and now begins to sculpt with light and colour in yet another masterclass. The landscape can now run from stormy grey to blizzard white and all manner in between. Temperatures drop and the change is dramatic, bleak, but beautiful in its own wonder. Here, each and every day is celebrated with distinct and separate verse; Some poems commemorate the day it was written, others the birth or death of the writer or a particular significant moment that engages poet with date and verse. Once more our classic poets describe the unfolding days…..

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