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    We have selected for you 100 great quotes about war. While some see war as a universal and ancestral aspect of human nature, others argue that it is only a result of specific socio-cultural or ecological circumstances. According to Conway W. Henderson, "one source claims that 14,500 wars have taken place between 3500 BC and the late 20th century, costing 3.5 billion lives, leaving only 300 years of peace". So everyone should at least think about this subject, and be prepared to be concerned directly or indirectly by this question, war. A great quote is very similar to a great thinking and a small poem. It can encapsulate a large web of ideas, thoughts, reflections, emotions in a few words....read more

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    William Shakespeare est considéré comme l'un des plus grands poètes, dramaturges et écrivains de la culture anglaise. Il est réputé pour sa maîtrise des formes poétiques et littéraires, ainsi que sa capacité à représenter les aspects de la nature humaine. Figure éminente de la culture occidentale, Shakespeare continue d'influencer les artistes d'aujourd'hui. Ses pièces sont régulièrement jouées partout dans le monde. Shakespeare est l'un des rares dramaturges à avoir pratiqué aussi bien la comédie que la tragédie. Shakespeare écrivit trente-sept œuvres dramatiques, entre les années 1580 et 1613. On mesure l'influence de Shakespeare sur la culture anglo-saxonne en...read more

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    Love. What is love?The question is asked by each of us but the answer remains elusive. Dictionaries summon up many words but none fulfill. Love itself is often ethereal, felt but only seen in a glance, a look, a fleeting touch. Part of Love’s beauty is perhaps in the fact that the question never can be adequately answered; its ephemeral, a chimera of the heart and only felt. Our own experiences are unique and personal to ourselves and of little help defining it for another.Love is perhaps best expressed through poetry. As Plato said 2500 years ago “At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”. Writing a love poem for ones’ partner is seen as the most romantic of gestures....read more

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    Extraits de Roméo et Juliette, Othello, Les Joyeuses Commères de Windsor, Richard III, Hamlet, Macbeth, Jules César, Le Marchand de Venise, Richard II. Avec les plus grands acteurs français, Jean Vilar, Maria Casarès, Roger Mollien, Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoeff, Georges Wilson, Jacques Fabbri, Charles Dullin, Jean-Louis Barrault, Raymond Hermantier, Jacques Dacqmine, André Reybaz, Daniel...read more

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    "How shall we beguile the lazy time,if not with some delight?" An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloom accompanies the...read more

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    Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's best dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language, and are the most performed ever. His work contains stunningly modern insight, witty jokes and soaring passion; it is an endless source of amazement and inspiration. The Tempest is now considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest works. It has been adapted numerous times in a variety of styles and formats; it is a tale of magic, romance, and illusion. The sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place; he conjures up a tempest to lure his usurping brother Antonio to the...read more

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    Here are some of Shakespeare's finest speeches performed by one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of this century. It ranges from the youth of Jaques' introduction to life, 'All the world's a stage!' in 'As You Like It' to the aged Prospero's goodbye to Ariel and Shakespeare's own farewell to his muse in 'The Tempest': 'Now my charms are all o'erthrown!' Sir John's masterful reading brings delight to the ear and joy to the...read more

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    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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    A Shakespeare Society Production. The complete play in five acts. Desperately in love with Bertram, the son of a Spanish countess, Helena schemes with the virginal Diana to fulfill Bertram’s stipulations and win his love. As Bertram’s infidelity and Helena’s deceits are revealed, the estranged lovers reunite, but the audience is left to wonder if, in love, the end justifies the...read more

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    Despite its optimistic title, Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well has often been considered a "problem play." Ostensibly a comedy, the play also has fairy tale elements, as it focuses on Helena, a virtuous orphan, who loves Bertram, the haughty son of her protectress, the Countess of Rousillon. When Bertram, desperate for adventure, leaves Rousillon to serve in the King's army, Helena pursues him. (Summary by Elizabeth...read more

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    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623 Though originally the play was classified as a comedy, the play is now considered by some critics to be one of his problem plays, so named because they cannot be neatly classified as tragedy or comedy. When the clever and appealing Helena cures the ailing king of France of an illness, she asks for the hand of Bertram (a proper young Englishman) in return. Her efforts to win Bertram's love are rendered with wit and verve by a distinguished cast including Claire Bloom, John Stride, Dame Flora Robson, Eric...read more

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    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. 'All's Well That Ends Well' finds Helena rewarded for her ministries to the sick with the choice of any husband she wishes. Her choice, Bertram, is unwilling to have her as his wife and sets her a number of seemingly impossible...read more

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    The young and virtuous physician's daughter Helena desperately loves Count Bertram, but he regards her as beneath his notice. When Helena cures the king of France of a mortal illness, he rewards her with Bertram's hand, but before their marriage can be consummated the count flees. To win her husband back again, Helena forms a daring and resourceful plan. A plot to unmask the strutting soldier Parolles makes up another strand in this sometimes disturbing comedy of deception and...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. ‘Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.’ Set in France and Italy, All's Well That Ends Well is a story of one-sided romance, based on a tale from Boccaccio's The Decameron. Helen heals the King of France, and the King grants her permission to marry Bertram, the man she loves. Bertram rejects her and leaves a list of tasks that she must do to have...read more

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    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast enactment of Shakespeare's last great tragedy, 'Antony and Cleopatra', with David Harewood and Frances Barber in the title roles. Telling the story of one of history's most famous couples, 'Antony and Cleopatra' contains some of the most beautiful poetry in the English language. Shakespeare's last great tragedy is an epic play of action set against a huge political and geographical backdrop, but at the centre of the play is a story about what happens when two people fall in love. In this play, love is a madness that leads to excess and imbalance. Antony and Cleopatra are middle-aged people who have loved before and often, and they seize this late love as if it is...read more

  • William Shakespeare

    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. Antony and Cleopatra centres around the soldier and noble prince Mark Antony's enthralment with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, and the tumultuous relationship which ensues and ultimately ends in tragedy. Frances Barber and David...read more

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    Antony and Cleopatra is the tumultuous tragedy and love story played out against a backdrop of war and the vengeance of Octavius Caesar. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

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    Mark Antony, one of the threerulers of the Roman world, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra.Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the queen of Egyptprove impossible to resist. From one of history's greatest love storiesShakespeare builds this magnificent tragedy of the clash between love and duty. Cleopatra is played by EstelleKohler, Mark Antony by Ciaran Hinds, Ian Hughes is Octavious Caesar, and DavidBurke is Domitius...read more

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    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumviri and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome. (Summary...read more

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    William Shakespeare'™s great Roman tragedy of adultery amid political conflict is now available in audiobook format. Antony and Cleopatra dramatizes a major event in world history: the founding of the Roman Empire. Mark Antony is part of the ruling triumvirate of Rome and at the outset of the play he is living in Egypt engaged in an affair with the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. When the word that his wife has died and that Pompey is raising an army to challenge the authority of the triumvirate, Mark Antony returns to Rome to help manage the situation. "Antony and Cleopatra" is one of Shakespeare's great historical...read more