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  • William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's Greatest Hits contains some of the most memorable scenes from 13 of the Bard’s greatest plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello and many more. Intertwined with the greatest hits of music, this highly engaging introduction to William Shakespeare is performed by the famous Chicago Shakespeare Theater. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Peter Aylward, Johnny Lee Davenport, Henry Godinez, Kevin Gudahl, Susan Hart, Amy Irving, Linda Kimbrough and Ross...read more

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    'When will this fearful slumber have an end?' Titus Andronicus: The Complete Play in Five Acts A Shakespeare Recording Society Production Titus Andronicus is William Shakespeare's harrowing vision of unending vengeance. After defeating the Goths in battle, Titus Andronicus returns to Rome only to be cold-bloodedly deceived and barbarically tormented by his enemies. This sets in motion an unceasing, seemingly unstoppable spiral of horrific violence and retribution. Vibrantly relevant to our times, Titus Andronicus is one of the most haunting of Shakespeare's plays and a powerful listening experience. Cast: Michael Hordern, Anthony Quayle, Maxine Audley, Colin Blakely, Charles...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. So here are the first fifteen monologues. (Summary by Shurtagal). A pdf file of of the monologues in this collection is available ...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the fourth collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (summary by...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the seventh collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (summary by...read more

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    Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years. (Summary from...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the tenth collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (Summary by Shurtagal) In a departure from previous...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the third collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. - William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (Summary by...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the sixth collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (summary by...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the fifth collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (summary by...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the eighth collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (summary by...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    LibriVox readers present the second collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 15 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (Summary by...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    The seven ages are: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon and second childishness ready by Sir John GielgudThe seven ages are: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon and second childishness. The speach about the seven ages of man happens in 'As You Like It'. The words are spoken by the character Jaques in Act 2, Scene 7:'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. At first the infant,Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.Then the whining schoolboy with his satchelAnd shining morning face, creeping like snailUnwillingly to school....read more

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    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play seems to have been one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella". The protagonist of Hamlet is Prince Hamlet of Denmark, son of the recently deceased King Hamlet, and nephew of King Claudius, his father's brother and...read more

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    As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599. 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. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country. The play remains...read more

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    Written over four hundred years ago, ‘Hamlet’ still remains one of the most powerful, influential and thrilling tragedies in the English language. The story of Prince Hamlet and his quest for vengeance has been interpreted countless times on stage, film and television. With its riveting plot featuring murder and supernatural horror; and presenting possibly the most fascinating character in the history of drama, it never fails to enthral. This BBC archive production from 1971 was produced by the renowned John Tydeman and features a cast of highly-regarded actors, with music from the BBC Radiophonic...read more

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    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Hamlet, hijo del difunto rey de Dinamarca, se siente melancólico y abatido por las cosas del mundo. Su madre se ha casado con Claudio (el hermano de su padre), el nuevo rey, y Hamlet deambula por el palacio lleno de sospechas y dudas. Dos meses después de la muerte de su padre, Hamlet es visitado por el fantasma de su padre y le informa que ha sido asesinado por Claudio para llegar a ser rey y casarse con su madre. A Hamlet le corresponde la venganza del asesinato, pero se angustia entre la acción y la duda y busca excusas para posponer la venganza. Se finge loco para que la gente no sospeche de lo que trama en secreto. Polonio, el...read more

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    “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” Othello is a tragedy play by William Shakespeare, written in the middle of his career in 1603. The story follows Othello, a general in the Venetian army, and Iago, a treacherous soldier who conspires against him to make him believe that his wife is unfaithful. Like many other Shakespearean plays, Othello features a cast of dynamic characters, murder plots, marital affairs, revenge, and witty writing. Othello is an important work of Shakespeare as it has thorough examinations of many of Shakespeare’s preferred themes and tropes. Othello is known for its themes of jealousy and...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    The bard's sonnets read by a leading actor of stage and screen Simon Callow. Savor the most celebrated love poems in the English language. Written almost 400 years ago, the sonnets of William Shakespeare are passionate and exalted, rich in imagery and alliteration, and full of mystery and intrigue. This selection presents all 154 sonnets composed from 1593-1601. In words and rhyme, he reveals his infatuation with the 'Dark Lady,' his relationship with a rival poet, and his private thoughts on love, death, beauty, and truth: timeless themes that span the centuries to touch our hearts...read more

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    In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare's most lyrical plays, Prospero, a sorcerer, and his daughter, Miranda, have been stranded on an enchanted island for twelve years. When a shipwreck—caused by the eponymous tempest—brings enemies to the island, the stage is set for comedy, romance, and reconciliation. The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe began to explore and conquer the New World. Its poetic beauty, complexity of thought, range of characters—from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand—and exploration of difficult questions that...read more