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    Спектакль 'Укрощение строптивой' — по одноименной пьесе в пяти действиях Уильяма Шекспира, написанная в 1593 или 1594 году. Центральный сюжет 'Укрощения строптивой' связан с историей ухаживания дворянина Петруччо из Вероны за Катариной — упрямой и непокорной дамой, той самой строптивой. В начале пьесы Катарина делает всё для того, чтобы её отношения с Петруччо не состоялись, но не...read more

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    'Много шума из ничего' (англ. Much Ado About Nothing) — пьеса английского писателя Уильяма Шекспира, одна из наиболее известных комедий автора. Первая часть этой пьесы появилась на свет в 1600 году. Название пьесы идет из известной поговорки 'много шума из ничего'. Леонато, наместник солнечной Мессины, что на Сицилии, радушно принимает у себя в доме дона Педро, принца Арагонского, прибывшего в...read more

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    Аудиоспектакль 'Макбет'(англ. Macbeth) по одноименной трагедий Уильяма Шекспира. Пьеса, отдалённо основанная на истории реального шотландского короля Макбета, часто представляется архетипической историей об опасности чрезмерной жажды власти и измены друзьям. Макбет и Банко, два военачальника армии Дункана, короля Шотландии, возвращаются из победоносной кампании. На песчаной...read more

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    Радиоспектакль 'Комедия ошибок' по одноименной комедии Уильяма Шекспира. Сиракузский купец Эгеон был вынужден уехать по делам в Эпидамн. Его беременная жена Эмилия через шесть месяцев неожиданно последовала за ним и родила по прибытии двух сыновей-близнецов. В то же время в том же самом доме у одной из нищих женщин также появились дети-близнецы. Эгеон купил их у родителей, чтобы...read more

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    Радиоспектакль 'Зимняя сказка' по одноименной пьесе Уильяма Шекспира. Леонт, король Сицилии, подозревает свою беременную жену Гермиону в измене с его другом Поликсеном, королем Богемии. Он приказывает своему приближённому Камилло отравить Поликсена, как раз находящегося с визитом на Сицилии; Камилло обещает выполнить приказ, но потом предупреждает свою жертву, и оба они бегут...read more

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    Аудиоспектакль 'Гамлет' по одноименной самой знаменитой пьесе великого английского поэта и драматурга Уильяма Шекспира (1564 — 1616 ) Действие происходит в Эльсиноре, вскоре после смерти короля Дании. Убитому горем Гамлету, принцу Датскому, тяжело переживающему смерть любимого отца и скоропостижный брак своей матери, королевы Гертруды, является грозный призрак отца в полном...read more

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    The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender. It has been listed among Shakespeare's greatest comedies, although its tone is often dramatic. This is a detailed summary of the play, written in today's language, for all willing to acquire a greater understanding of Shakespeare's work and widen their...read more

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    LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Bird Raptures by Christina Georgina Rossetti. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 11, 2011. Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter. (Summary from...read more

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    King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair. One of the late romances in Shakespeare's canon, this complex work is at times tragic, at times humorous, but always entertaining and enlightening. Sinead Cusack plays Hermione, and Ciaran Hinda plays Leontes. Eileen Atkins is Paulina...read more

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    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. ‘Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.’ Based on Robert Greene’s story Pandosto, The Winter’s Tale play tells the story of Leontes, king of Sicilia, and his childhood friend, Polixenes, king of Bohemia. In a jealous rage, Leontes mistakenly accuses Polixenes and his own his wife, Hermione, of adultery and her newborn daughter as...read more

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    A full cast audio performance of Shakespeare's: A Winter's...read more

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    Mad with jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia orders his best friend Polixenes killed, his child abandoned, and his wife put on trial for adultery. Sixteen years later, Perdita, raised as a shepherd's daughter, falls in love with Polixenes's royal son and returns to her father's kingdom. (Summary by Arielle...read more

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    Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The Winter's Tale is no lightweight affair; it explores the darker themes of rage, jealousy, treason, and death. Yet though initially an intense psychological drama, as the play unfolds it takes on a lighter and more comedic tone, which eventually gives way to a happy ending. In short, there is something for everyone. What was once a day's entertainment for the groundlings and the gentry is now the perfect diversion for that long commute. The renowned Marlowe Dramatic Society provide this faithful audio version that has won the approval of scholars and Shakespeare lovers...read more

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    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623.''The Winter's Tale' is high fantasy, a tale to be told by the fire...The play belongs to the type known as 'tragicomedy', but Shakespeare has separated the tragedy from the comedy. The first part has the same kind of tragic development as 'Othello'; the second part is pure idyllic comedy. 'The Winter's Tale' is a far better play to hear and see than to read; it needs the voice of the actor to give it life.'G.B. HARRISON, editor of texts for The Shakespeare Recording...read more

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    LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Winter by William Shakespeare. This poem is from "Love's Labour's Lost". This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 27th,...read more

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    A selection of sonnets by William Shakespeare. There are 24 in number in this first selection. They are in order: Numbers: 18, 33, 11, 3, 5, 6, 29, 10, 22, 2, 4, 7, 1, 9, 27, 8, 30, 116, 34, 54, 12, 66, 77,...read more

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    Othello is a tragedy by William Shakespeare based on the short story 'Moor of Venice' by Cinthio, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because of its varied themes — racism, love, jealousy and betrayal — it remains relevant to the present day and is often performed in professional and community theatres alike. The play has also been the basis for numerous operatic, film and literary adaptations. Othello, suspicious and jealous military general,...read more

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    LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Where the Bee Sucks by William Shakespeare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 8, 2012. Where the Bee Sucks is a song performed by Ariel, an airy spirit, in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Tempest has proved more popular as a subject for composers than most of Shakespeare's plays. Scholar Julie Sanders ascribes this to the "perceived 'musicality' or lyricism" of the play. Thomas Arne, best known for the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!, set this piece to music. (Summary by...read more

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    Richard Burton narrates this famous dramatic chronicle of the English Crown, a treasure of the BBC radio archive published on CD for the very first time. Vivat Rex is the landmark drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977. Over the course of 26 instalments, each one narrated by Richard Burton with a full cast, the fortunes of the English Crown are followed through 225 years of British history, from Edward II’s accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. This first volume includes the first 13 instalments, beginning with John Hurt’s portrayal of Edward II. The stellar cast includes John Hurt, Paul Eddington, Keith Michell, Derek Jacobi, Michael Redgrave, Maureen...read more

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    Richard Burton narrates the second volume of this famous dramatic chronicle of the English Crown, a treasure of the BBC radio archive published on audio for the very first time. Vivat Rex is the landmark drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977. Over the course of 26 instalments, each one narrated by Richard Burton with a full cast, the fortunes of the English Crown are followed through 225 years of British history, from Edward II’s accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. Each drama is adapted by Martin Jenkins from the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe and their Elizabethan contemporaries.This second volume features the final 13 instalments, beginning with Martin...read more