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As You Like It Audiobook

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: October 2005

This pastoral comedy is one of Shakespeare’s best loved, owing to its delightful heroine—the wise, witty, and virtuous Rosalind. Rosalind, daughter of the deposed Duke Senior, is exiled from the court by her wicked uncle. Disguising herself as a young man and accompanied by her cousin Celia, she takes refuge in the Forest of Arden. In the forest Rosalind meets Orlando with whom she is in love, but her male disguise complicates matters, especially when Rosalind finds she has unwittingly attracted the shepherdess Phebe. But out of the confusion comes reconciliation and forgiveness, and all ends happily. Rosalind is played by Niamh Cusack, Orlando by Stephen Mangan. Victoria Hamilton is Celia, and Gerard Murphy is Jaques. “Another play in the fine Arkangel Complete Shakespeare series is performed by accomplished British players. Stephen Mangan and Niamh Cusack are especially strong as the lead characters. The original music and singing give the production a true theatrical feel.”—AudioFile

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As You Like It (Shakespeare Stories) Audiobook

As You Like It (Shakespeare Stories)

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

As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. This edition is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama. Read in English, unabridged.

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Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Stories) Audiobook

Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Stories)

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

Twelfth Night' centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola, disguised as Cesario, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. This edition is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama. Read in English, unabridged.

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Tales from Shakespeare Audiobook

Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles & Mary Lamb Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: January 2010

This retelling in prose of twenty of Shakespeare's thirty-seven plays was originally published just for children. Keeping Shakespeare's own words whenever possible but making the plots and language easily understandable, this very listenable collection has entertained and informed generations of adults as well. With such classic stories as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, Othello, and more, Shakespeare's most memorable characters come to life anew as magicians and fairies, fools and kings weave their magic, mischief, and madness.

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Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare Audiobook

Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare

Author: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb Narrator: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres Release Date: January 2012

Read by Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres tells ten marvellous story versions of Shakespeare's plays, written by Charles and Mary Lamb.

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Othello Audiobook

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Saddleback Educational Publishing Release Date: September 2006

A beautiful love story turns to tragedy when jealousy takes root. The powerful general, Othello, finds himself hurting the one person he loves most in the world, his wife, Desdemona, when he misplaces his trust in Iago. Treacherous and vindictive, Iago is enraged at being passed over for a promotion and plots his revenge against Othello setting off a chain of events that ends in the ultimate sacrifice.

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Twelfth Night Audiobook

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Saddleback Educational Publishing Release Date: September 2006

Shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a boy and enters the service of Duke Orsino and falls in love with him. Orsino sends his servant, Cesario (Viola in disguise) to woo the Countess Olivia on his behalf. Olivia cannot love Orsino, but promptly falls in love with his servant, Cesario (Viola). Viola's shipwrecked twin brother, Sebastian, arrives on the scene creating chaos as it now appears that Cesario can be in two places at once. Will all the confusion end to everyone's satisfaction?

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Otelo Audiobook

Otelo

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Marcos Chacón Release Date: August 2017

Comienza nuestra historia en la tierra del amor y del agua, Venecia. Desdémona, profundamente enamorada de Otelo, decide escaparse con él para ser su mujer sin contar con la autorización de su padre, Brabancio.Otelo es un brillante general del ejército veneciano, que acaba de elegir a Casio para que sea su lugarteniente. Esto enfurece enormemente a Yago, otro de los militares bajo el mando de Otelo, que se consideraba con más méritos que Casio.Yago, movido por la furia y los celos hacia Casio, decide elaborar un plan con el que matar dos pájaros de un tiro. Él conoce bien la naturaleza humana, y sabe cómo jugar con ella. No sería aventurado considerar a Yago el maestro más consumado del engaño en la historia de la literatura. Siguiendo un cuidadoso plan, manipula de forma sofisticada a Otelo, llegando a convencerle de que....

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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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The Romeo And Juliet Audiobook

The Romeo And Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Douglas Henshall, Sophie Dahl, Susannah York Release Date: December 2004

Douglas Henshall stars as Romeo, with Sophie Dahl as Juliet and Susannah York as Lady Capulet in Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love. BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

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Romeo and Juliet Audiobook

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Saddleback Educational Publishing Release Date: January 2011

Romeo and Juliet has become Shakespeare's well-known love story. See how true love can blossom, even in an unfriendly setting of hatred and feuding. Read along and find out how their innocence enables then to overlook the fighting between their families. Romeo and Juliet are betrayed by the very families they care about, forcing them to take their lives instead of being separated. Through the pain of losing their children, the families realize how trivial their differences really were.

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The Merchant of Venice Audiobook

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cast, Bill Nighy, Hadyn Gwynne Release Date: March 2005

In Shakespeare’s most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid. The golden world of Portia’s Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare’s most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax. Portia is played by Hadyn Gwynne and Shylock by Trevor Peacock. Julian Rhind-Tutt is Bassanio, and Bill Nighy is Antonio. “Transforming any play into sound alone is a challenge, and one that is met by this Arkangel production…Like many of Shakespeare’s comedies, its core a love story, but it is far more than that. The play is a controversial examination of justice, mercy, and prejudice. All the actors give strong performances…Trevor Peacock’s portrayal of Shylock stands out among those of a solid cast. Peacock uses a sly voice for Shylock, saving his best for the comedy’s climactic courtroom scene.”—AudioFile

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