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Shakespeare's Greatest Monologues: Volume III Audiobook

Shakespeare's Greatest Monologues: Volume III

William Shakespeare, long hailed as the history's greatest dramatic writer, has been lauded for his mastery of poetic expression, his insight into the human condition and his deep exploration into the psyche and motivations of his characters. These skills are perhaps best encapsulated in the monologues he gives his various protagonists, villains and bit players. From King Henry V's inspiring speech to his soldiers on the field of Agincourt to the villainous Merchant of Venice Shylock defending his own cruelty, to the shepherdess Phebe from 'As You Like It' grappling with her sudden attraction to a young courtier, to Nick Bottom from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' awaking from what he considers the strangest dream in history, Shakespeare's monologues are short distillations of his larger themes - love and loss, fairness and inequity, power and envy, lust and purity. Fort Raphael Publishing is proud to present, in this first volume, some of Shakespeare's greatest monologues, each of which captures a shining, brilliant moment from his plays that gives us a deeper understanding of each character, whether flattering, damning or inspiring.Enjoy this collection of monologues from the greatest theatrical writer in the English language - William Shakespeare.

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Great English Literature Classics Bundle, 5 in 1 Bundle: Wuthering Heights, Robinson Crusoe, Heart o Audiobook

Great English Literature Classics Bundle, 5 in 1 Bundle: Wuthering Heights, Robinson Crusoe, Heart o

Great English Literature Classics Bundle, 5 in 1 Bundle: Wuthering Heights, Robinson Crusoe, Heart of Darkness, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Much Ado About Nothing Here is your chance to listen to the best and most memorable classic English literature works and it's all at a special price.  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Wuthering Heights is romantic, impassioned and wild, but it is also a dark journey in the human soul. Robinson Crusoe is said to be based on the real-life experiences of Scottish castaway Alexander Selkirk who lived on an island called Mas a Tierra for four years. Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe's hard-luck character is still the standard for "growing where you're planted." It has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, inspiring not only in literature but also in film, television, and radio. Heart of Darkness is a story within a story in which the character Charles Marlow relates his experience to fellow seafarers aboard a boat floating on the River Thames. It talks about the horrors of Western colonialism but what is really emphasized in this work is the idea that there is little difference between 'civilized people'' and 'savages.' Heart of Darkness is considered one of the best novels in the 20th century. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. Much Ado About Nothing is one of the best known works by William Shakespeare. The play is very popular and it continues to be one of Shakespeare's most performed plays to this date.

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Much Ado About Nothing Audiobook

Much Ado About Nothing

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Rafe Beckley Release Date: November 2021

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,Men were deceivers ever,-One foot in sea and one on shore,To one thing constant never.” Benedick and Beatrice have had a rivalry that spans years, so when she finds out that he is going to be in town for a month, she is happy to resume their ongoing feud immediately. The two mock each other incessantly, always insulting and picking at one another’s insecurities. The people around them concoct a plan to get the two to fall in love by telling each one that the other loves them. This notion amuses the two proud people very much, and they proceed to attempt to right their disagreements for the sake of pursuing what they believe to be secret love. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero are in love, but everyone in Claudio’s circle is seemingly conspiring to prevent him from marrying her. From sowing discord between the two to deceiving Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to him, their relationship is torn apart quickly. This leaves Claudio feeling embarrassed, and wishing to retaliate against anyone who had part in humiliating him. These two concurrent relationship entanglements result in chaos and hilarity, as the truths are slowly revealed to both sets of couples. Much Ado About Nothing demonstrates that the power of true love can withstand anything that deceptive and meddling friends can throw at it.

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As You Like It Audiobook

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Edward James Beesley Release Date: November 2021

“All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances;And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.” As You Like It follows the lives of men and women who have been banished from their home after ruler, Duke Senior, was usurped by his younger brother. Duke Senior’s companions begin living in the forest outside of the duchy, where they encounter a man named Orlando, who has been secretly in love with the Duke’s daughter Rosalind. Orlando journeys to win Rosalind’s heart, while not knowing where Rosalind actually is in the aftermath of the usurpation. Rosalind, her best friend (who is also the daughter of the Duke’s younger brother), and the court’s jester have also resigned to the forest, but are fully disguised to keep their identities hidden. They encounter interesting characters of all sorts, such as a melancholy man named Jacques, a shepherdess who accidentally falls in love with Rosalind’s male disguise, and many more. Obviously, this play is centered on a cast that keeps secrets, subtly deceives one another, dons disguises of all sorts, and above all else desires to find true love in the forest. This play is well known for the cast of entertaining characters, as well as being the origin of some of Shakespeare’s most well-known passages.

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Shakespeare’s Greatest Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About N Audiobook

Shakespeare’s Greatest Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About N

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Rafe Beckley Release Date: November 2021

Laughter, happiness, romance, and just a bit of deception and intrigue – these are what make up Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Though Shakespeare is probably most well known for the dramatic tragedies that have defined the genre for centuries, his comedies are just as well beloved and performed in theaters across the globe. Shakespearean comedies are defined by their humorous writing, their satire, the often-tangled romances, disguises and deceptions, and a thoughtful “fool” who is often the bearer of the smartest lines in the plays. Most of the time, there is also at least one (or two, or three, or four) weddings that tie the entire plot together in a neat package just in the nick of time. These conventions are iconic in the genre, and are what gave Shakespeare’s comedies their place in the literary canon. This collection of the best of Shakespeare’s comedies includes: - A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream - The Merchant of Venice - Much Ado About Nothing - As You Like It - Twelfth Night - The Tempest

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Shakespeare's Greatest Monologues: Volume II Audiobook

Shakespeare's Greatest Monologues: Volume II

William Shakespeare, long hailed as history's greatest dramatic writer, has been lauded for his mastery of poetic expression, his insight into the human condition and his deep exploration into the psyche and motivations of his characters. These skills are perhaps best encapsulated in the monologues he gives his various protagonists, villains and bit players. From the ambitious Scottish general Macbeth contemplating the assassination of his sovereign king to the saintly Joan of Arc from 'Henry VI' inspiring soldiers to follow her into battle, to Richard III's evil and traitorous plotting, to the mischievous sprite Puck from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' celebrating his bewitching of the Fairy Queen, Shakespeare's monologues are short distillations of his larger themes - love and loss, fairness and inequity, power and envy, lust and purity. Fort Raphael Publishing is proud to present, in this first volume, some of Shakespeare's greatest monologues, each of which captures a shining, brilliant moment from his plays that gives us a deeper understanding of each character, whether flattering, damning or inspiring.Enjoy this collection of monologues from the greatest theatrical writer in the English language - William Shakespeare.

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All the Sonnets of Shakespeare Audiobook

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare

Author: Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells, William Shakespeare Narrator: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti Release Date: October 2021

How can we look afresh at Shakespeare as a writer of sonnets? What new light might they shed on his career, personality, and sexuality? Shakespeare wrote sonnets for at least thirty years, not only for himself, for professional reasons, and for those he loved, but also in his plays, as prologues, as epilogues, and as part of their poetic texture. This ground-breaking book assembles all of Shakespeare's sonnets in their probable order of composition. An inspiring introduction debunks long-established biographical myths about Shakespeare's sonnets and proposes new insights about how and why he wrote them. This volume will be treasured by students, scholars, and every Shakespeare enthusiast.

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Shakespeare's Greatest Monologues: Volume I Audiobook

Shakespeare's Greatest Monologues: Volume I

William Shakespeare, long hailed as the history's greatest dramatic writer, has been lauded for his mastery of poetic expression, his insight into the human condition and his deep exploration into the psyche and motivations of his characters. These skills are perhaps best encapsulated in the monologues he gives his various protagonists, villains and bit players. From the murderous Lady Macbeth, planning to assassinate the king to advance her husband's career, to the droll, melancholy Jacques from 'As You Like It' ticking off the Seven Ages of Man, to Edmund the Bastard in 'King Lear,' bemoaning his second class status as an illegitimate child to the young lover Helena, railing against the seeming cruelty of her bewitched friends in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Shakespeare's monologues are short distillations of his larger themes - love and loss, fairness and inequity, power and envy, lust and purity. Fort Raphael Publishing is proud to present, in this first volume, some of Shakespeare's greatest monologues, each of which captures a shining, brilliant moment from his plays that gives us a deeper understanding of each character, whether flattering, damning or inspiring. Enjoy this collection of monologues - performed by some of the finest classical actors in the world - from the greatest theatrical writer in the English language, William Shakespeare.

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Príncipe Feliz, El - Reyes de las Hadas, Los Audiobook

Príncipe Feliz, El - Reyes de las Hadas, Los

Este primer volumen incluye El Príncipe Feliz de Oscar Wilde con música original escrita por el compositor Horacio Uribe. Dicha obra de Wilde es considerada como el mejor de sus cuentos. Relata la historia de cierta estatua de un príncipe que establece la más entrañable relación de cariño y amistad con una noble golondrina. Los Reyes de las Hadas conforma la segunda parte de este audiolibro, en una adaptación que el actor Mario Iván Martínez realiza especialmente para jóvenes sobre Sueño de una Noche de Verano de William Shakespeare. Aquí un dueto de grandes escritores británicos se redescubre, para iniciar a los pequeños en el conocimiento de dos clásicos de la literatura mundial, cuya imaginación e inventiva, pareciera inagotable.

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Shakespeare in Autumn (Seasons Edition -- Fall): Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets Audiobook

Shakespeare in Autumn (Seasons Edition -- Fall): Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Nathalie Pownall, Peter Bankole Release Date: August 2021

The Shakespeare in Autumn Seasons Edition--Fall: - Features selected works from William Shakespeare, history's greatest and most influential writer of the English language. His poetry and plays have been recited and studied for generation upon generation and remain iconic works of literature - Presents a small yet wide-reaching collection of the Bard's finest works, including The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and the complete sonnets - Is distinctively and seasonally nuanced for autumnal reading - Explores such important themes as love and romance, the economic ramifications of marriage, the immutable irreversibility of fate, the destructive nature of jealousy, the power dynamics of relationships, and the absurdity of ambition William Shakespeare has been lauded as one of history's greatest and most influential writers of the English language. His poems and plays have been recited and studied for generations, and remain iconic works of literature. Shakespeare in Autumn includes a nuanced selection of Shakespeare's finest works, including: - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Twelfth Night - As You Like It - The Taming of the Shrew - Romeo and Juliet - The Sonnets

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The Taming of the Shrew Audiobook

The Taming of the Shrew

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Rafe Beckley Release Date: July 2021

“For I am born to tame you, Kate,And bring you from a wild Kate to a KateComfortable as other household Kates.” Baptista Minola has two daughters: Katherina and Bianca. Bianca is the “ideal wife” – beautiful, kind, submissive, and eager to wed. She has many suitors asking for her hand in marriage. The only thing standing in her way is her father’s promise not to let her marry before Katherina – and Katherina wants to anything but become a bride. Katherina is assertive and domineering, and unwilling to change her personality to attract a husband. When a man named Petruchio comes to town, Katherina finally feels she has found someone she can live with – he is quick-witted like her, and doesn’t seem to take offense to her brash communication. However, as soon as they are married, Petruchio begins “taming” her by gaslighting her and undermining her at every turn and denying her necessities like food, sleep, and clothing. This plot runs in sharp contrast to Bianca’s, who is able to woo an array of suitors after her sister is finally wed. Many men are running around and trying their best to deceive and bribe their way into Bianca’s heart, when she only has eyes for one called Lucentio. Between the comedy of a gaggle of men running around wildly to attempt to wed Bianca and the over-the-top portrayal of Katherina’s “taming,” The Taming of the Shrew is a humorous play that offers a fascinating look at the 16th century’s views on women, marriage, and domesticity.

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Twelfth Night Audiobook

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Rafe Beckley Release Date: June 2021

“If music be the food of love, play on,Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,The appetite may sicken, and so die.' After a shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother in a strange town, she decides the best course of action is to disguise herself as a man, so that she can become a servant to a Duke named Orsino. This small deception quickly spirals out of control, as she mistakenly ends up in the middle of a love triangle with her Orsino and the object of his affection, Olivia. Confusion and hilarity ensue as Viola evades Olivia’s growing affections, while also trying to win over Orsino while still being disguised as Cesario. The situation grows even more complicated when Viola’s twin shows up and gets mixed into the chaos, and as a man named Malvolio attempts to enter himself into the complicated romance by vying for Olivia’s affections. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most amusing works, from the witty dialogue to the amusing scenes that play on themes of gender, class, and honesty. The complex love triangle has served as the inspiration for many comedic books and films over the centuries, and remains amusing to a modern audience.

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