Originally produced for Chicago Theatres on the Air, Shakespeare´s Greatest Hits contains some of the most memorable scenes from the Bard´s most profound works: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Othello, and many more.It was performed by Chicago´s Shakespeare Repertory, including Amy Irving and Kevin Gudhal, in 1993. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Irving, Susan Hart, Peter Aylward, Johnny Lee Davenport, Henry Godinez, Kevin Gudahl, Linda Kimbrough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000191/pf_latw_000191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pericles is the Prince of Tyre but is forced to leave the city due to the atrocities that the wicked Emperor of Greece threatens to bestow should he stay. His courage, wisdom and goodness are recognized wherever he goes so much so that he marries the Queen of Pentapolis who bears him a child at sea, for he is forced to return to Tyre to pacify its citizens who are clamouring for his return as their ruler following the death of the wicked Emperor of Greece. He believes his Queen to have died in childbirth and has to trust the upbringing of this newly born daughter, Marina, with the good rulers of Tarsus, as on board ship is no place for an infant. Pericles was grief stricken at the loss of his wife and child and could hardly eat or speak but the twists of fate had a better outcome for him. Although not one of the best known of Shakespeare´s histories it has all his trademarks and with a strong reading by the warm rousing voice of Tim Graham, means this audio shouldn´t be ignored. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000120/bk_copy_000120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear the finest actors who have performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company perform some of the Bard´s most treasured speeches. This recording includes world-class actors John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, and Edith Evans in a collection of favourite Shakespearean scenes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000403/bk_slnd_000403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two Gentlemen of Verona is believed to be one of Shakespeare´s early comedies and as a result provides us with the first examples of a number of themes and devices that are further explored in many of his plays. These include loyalty, friendship and the nature of love. Also women dressing up as men is introduced by one of the central characters, Julia, dressing up as the page, Sebastian, to serve her loved one, Proteus, who has betrayed her. Although fewer characters than most of Shakespeare´s other plays, they are interesting ones and Ghizela Rowe in her reading, captures the story of this intriguing play with clarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ghizela Rowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000121/bk_copy_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here, a simplified version of Shakespeare´s Timon of Athens is presented for your entertainment. Listeners are free to enjoy the all the action and drama that the Bard intended, without getting bogged down with complex dialogue and difficult language. Free of original text, this production is suitable for all listeners, including children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Mitchley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000348/bk_copy_000348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare´s Sonnets is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets accredited to William Shakespeare which cover themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty, and mortality. It was initially published in a 1609 quarto with the full stylized title: Shake-Speares Sonnets. The quarto ends with ´´A Lover´s Complaint´´, a narrative poem of 47 seven-line stanzas written in rhyme royal. The first 17 poems, traditionally called the procreation sonnets, are addressed to a young man urging him to marry and have children in order to immortalize his beauty by passing it to the next generation. Other sonnets express the speaker´s love for a young man; brood upon loneliness, death, and the transience of life; seem to criticize the young man for preferring a rival poet; express ambiguous feelings for the speaker´s mistress; and pun on the poet´s name. The final two sonnets are allegorical treatments of Greek epigrams referring to the ´´little love-god´´ Cupid. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Adam Muskin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000023/bk_zaot_000023_sample.mp3.
A Midsummer Night´s Dream is a delightful tale of true love having to struggle against duty and pride. It has three separate interlocking stories set in Athens, a woodland, and the realm of the fairies - all under a moonlit sky.This is one of Shakespeare´s most popular plays, and this reading unfolds the plot quickly while retaining its charm. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ghizela Rowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000079/bk_copy_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Rape of Lucrece is a brilliant, brutal narrative poem giving an account of the terrible crime of rape and its dreadful consequences for victim and perpetrator.As ever, though, Shakespeare goes beyond the obvious, following the ramifications of the crime wherever they take him, shining a light on a band of human behaviour encompassing the bestial and the beautiful. Gerard Logan´s reading of Shakespeare´s 1594 work is a stunning performance. Olivier Award-nominated Logan´s emotion and varied tones make this title perfect for any listener, whether or not they have studied this great work. This title will appeal to many people, from casual listeners to lovers of narrative poems, and of course is the perfect masterclass for any aspiring performer. The incredible production values and music (composed especially for this edition) add to the overall sense of perfection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/entn/000089/rt_entn_000089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Considerado una de las joyas de la literatura de todos los tiempos, William Shakespeare encandila al lector con una portentosa e influyente tragedia que tiene como eje a Hamlet, Príncipe de Dinamarca. Una noche, el fantasma de su anciano padre asesinado se le aparece y le confiesa una terrible verdad: Claudio, su hermano, es el asesino. Hamlet ahora debe descubrir la verdad. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000083/bk_olst_000083_sample.mp3.
King Lear is another of Shakespeare´s classic tragedies with many memorable lines on the price paid for vanity. King Lear has three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and the youngest, the good Cordelia. The King asks his daughters how much they love him. He thrives on excessive empty words of flattery from two of them and bristles with anger when plain speaking Cordelia does not wish to participate in such falsity. The King banishes her - and thereafter unfolds the tragedy of his own undoing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holland Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000081/bk_copy_000081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.