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Macbeth Audiobook

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: February 2020

Foretold he will be king, Macbeth embarks on a path of murderous treason, stopping at nothing to seize the throne... Recorded at Glamis Castle in Scotland with a full cast, Almost Tangible's multi-award winning Macbeth is a gripping, immersive sound experience that puts the listener at the heart of the action in Shakespeare's epic drama about power, ambition, passion, and betrayal. Listen on headphones for the best experience! “Like having a film running in your ears” Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK

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Hamlet Audiobook

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Edward Beesley Release Date: January 2020

Enjoy this InAudio unabdridged edition of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Experience the drama and tragedy of the Prince of Denmark’s tale told in a fresh new audiobook edition. Hamlet by William Shakespeare is one of the Shakespeare’s most well-known and beloved tragedy plays. Set in Denmark, it tells the story of Hamlet, a man whose father was murdered and replaced by Hamlet’s uncle Claudius. The play follows Hamlet as he discovers the truth of his father’s fate and becomes more and more distressed and enraged as he plots vengeance against his uncle. The beautifully written soliloquy's give listeners the inside look of Hamlet’s mind as he sorts through this tragedy–and the continuing tragedies that unfold throughout the play. One of the best elements of Hamlet is the amount that is left to the interpretation of the reader–you can decide for yourself whether Hamlet’s journey is one into madness or clarity, if his father’s ghost is meant to help or harm, if the queen was a part of the murder plot, and other such fascinating questions. Whatever your final interpretations of the events within the five-act play, the experience of Hamlet is like none other.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Audiobook

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Erin Bateman Release Date: January 2020

Enjoy this InAudio unabridged presentation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a fresh new audiobook of the charming and amusing tale of a wedding gone awry. This dreamy comedy is entrancing and full of humor and wit, and is sure to keep listeners entertained as they follow the plights of the cast of characters. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known comedies, and is arguably one of his most beloved plays. The play tells the tale of the misadventures of the people gathering to participate in their marriage of the Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, former queen of the Amazons. The story is told between four interconnecting plot-lines and with a plethora of zany characters, including an earnest theater troupe, a fairy king, a mischievous spirit, and many others. Follow the story as the characters experience humorous confusion, magical love potions, and unexpected transformations.

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The Tempest Audiobook

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Randal Schaffer Release Date: January 2020

Experience this InAudio unabridged presentation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The Tempest is a beautiful and sweeping drama by William Shakespeare, and is one of the Bard’s last plays. With a role written as a farewell to the theater, this emotional drama is a beautiful testament to Shakespeare’s talents as a storyteller and writer. The play centers around Prospero, a usurped ruler and powerful sorcerer who lives out his days on a remote island with little humans to interact with. Prospero seeks his revenge on his brother by causing his ship to wreck on his island, and the adventure of the play begins. The story contains many of Shakespeare’s favorite tropes: magical and devilish spirits, a passionate and exciting romance, and a powerful look at the results of seeking justice and vengeance–all wrapped up in beautiful poetry, such as a soliloquy that doubles as Shakespeare’s ode to his own career.

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The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Audiobook

The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: Dk Narrator: Roger May Release Date: December 2019

This is the perfect study guide to the complete works of Shakespeare, covering everything from the romantic comedy of Romeo and Juliet to the tragedy Macbeth, alongside his Elizabethan history plays, sonnets, and other poems. With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and lesser known works of poetry. Packed with witty anecdotes and memorable quotes, The Shakespeare Book, with Roger May's narration, brings the Bard's best-loved characters and storylines to life, and explores all of his key themes and much-quoted phrases. Whether you're a Shakespeare scholar, a student of the great Bard, or simply someone who wants to learn more, The Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and the lasting legacy of his plays and poetry. © 2015 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK Audio

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Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year Audiobook

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

From Allie Esiri, editor of the bestselling A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year, comes this beautiful gift anthology of Shakespeare's works. William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, 154 sonnets and a handful of longer poems and you can discover them all here. Each page of this unique collection contains an extract, which might be a famous poem, quote or scene, matched to the date. Allie Esiri's introductions give her readers a new window into the work, time and life of the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is perfect for reading or sharing and brings you Shakespeare's best-known and best-loved classics alongside lesser known extracts. Esiri's entertaining and insightful thoughts on each entry will fill your year with wonder, laughter, wisdom and wit.

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Othello Audiobook

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: May 2019

PASSIONATE LOVE IN A PREJUDICED WORLD In Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy, director Bill Rauch explores racism, religious bias, xenophobia, and the more disturbing aspects of relationships in the context of our society's ongoing struggle with polarizing differences. Consumed by their bigotry, those who praised the Moorish general Othello's military successes now reject his marriage to Desdemona. The newlyweds are determined to overcome all obstacles, but Othello's assignment in an exotic new location draws them into the web of his lieutenant Iago, whose resentment and demons know no bounds.

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This Is Shakespeare Audiobook

This Is Shakespeare

Author: Emma Smith Narrator: Emma Smith Release Date: May 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of This Is Shakespeare, written and read by Emma Smith. A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sort of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.

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What Blest Genius: The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare 2nd Edition Audiobook

What Blest Genius: The Jubilee That Made Shakespeare 2nd Edition

Author: Andrew Mcconnel Stott Narrator: John Lee Release Date: April 2019

In September 1769, three thousand people descended on Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the artistic legacy of the town's most famous son, William Shakespeare. Attendees included the rich and powerful, the fashionable and the curious, eligible ladies and fortune hunters, and a horde of journalists and profiteers. For three days, they paraded through garlanded streets, listened to songs and oratorios, and enjoyed masked balls. It was a unique cultural moment-a coronation elevating Shakespeare to the throne of genius. Except it was a disaster. The poorly planned Jubilee imposed an army of Londoners on a backwater hamlet peopled by hostile and superstitious locals, unable and unwilling to meet their demands. Even nature refused to behave. Rain fell in sheets, flooding tents and dampening fireworks, and threatening to wash the whole town away. Told from the dual perspectives of David Garrick, who masterminded the Jubilee, and James Boswell, who attended it, What Blest Genius? is rich with humor, gossip, and theatrical intrigue. Recounting the absurd and chaotic glory of those three days in September, Andrew McConnell Stott illuminates the circumstances in which William Shakespeare became a transcendent global icon.

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Lear: The Great Image of Authority Audiobook

Lear: The Great Image of Authority

Author: Harold Bloom Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: January 2019

King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare's most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding-over the course of his own lifetime-of Lear, so that this book also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare's characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear.

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Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air Audiobook

Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air

Author: Harold Bloom Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: November 2018

Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history-and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is the lover of Marc Antony, defender of Egypt, and, perhaps most enduringly, a champion of life. Cleopatra is supremely vexing, tragic, and complex. She has fascinated readers and audiences for centuries and has been played by the greatest actresses of their time, from Elizabeth Taylor to Vivien Leigh to Janet Suzman to Judi Dench. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Cleopatra with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are in high school and college and another when we are adults, Bloom explains his shifting understanding of Cleopatra over the course of his own lifetime. The book becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our own humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare's characters make. With Cleopatra, he delivers exhilarating clarity and invites us to look at this character as a flawed human who might be living in our world. The result is an invaluable resource from our greatest literary critic.

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The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Stories) Audiobook

The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Stories)

Author: Edith Nesbit, William Shakespeare Narrator: Josh Verbae Release Date: November 2018

Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. Having squandered his estate, he needs 3,000 ducats to subsidise his expenditures as a suitor. Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice who has previously and repeatedly bailed him out. This edition of ' The Merchant of Venice' is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's work. Read in English, unabridged.

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