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Download Audiobooks by William Shakespeare to your device. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Your first book is Free with trial!. His historical plays dramatized past events, notably the War of the Roses in Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI. Later, he moved more towards tragedy, with Macbeth, King Lear, Othello and Hamlet. We’ve selected 25 free Shakespeare plays in audio book format which you can. We've just been informed of a great new resource for listening to Shakespeare's plays on audio. Speak the Speech is a non-profit audio theatre company.

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Sit back and listen to William Shakespeare audio books. offer all of Shakespeare's plays on audio books - from Macbeth to Romeo & Juliet. Download Free Audio Books of great works by Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Written by William Shakespeare, narrated by Michael Sheen, Kenneth Cranham, Juliet Stevenson, Full Cast. Download and keep this book for Free with a

Non-member price: Cancel anytime. Those decades of experience come to fruition in this production. The intimacy of radio gives full rein to the power of Shakespeare's language, taking the listener into the very centre of Hamlet's emotional and moral turmoil. No, but I think that reading the play while listening to this enhances the experience, for this fully dramatized version has different actors for all the parts and the sound effects enhance many of the Acts, especially the final battle. Any additional comments? I use this audio version in my classroom, and it really helps my students to follow along with the audio as we read the play. The performance is the best version of Hamlet I have heard. This is a very good reading of Hamlet and any lover of the material will enjoy it. I especially loved Michael Sheen's characterization of the melancholy dane. He was unstable, angry and emotional.

Much Ado About Nothing Another festive comedy. The men are back from war and everyone is ready for romance! Benedick and Beatrice are duped into confessing their undying love for each other, while the dashing young Caludio has fallen for the beautiful Hero.

He is also tricked into rejecting her at the alter on their wedding day after he believes that she has been unfaithful. It depicts the defeat of the French by the English at Agincourt in the 15 century.

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The ambitious King Henry V wants to become leader of the two nations, and in the play we see Shakespeare glorify war as choruses sing out urging the troops into battle. Julius Caesar Based on true events, the tragedy of Julius Caesar is a historical play about his assassination and the aftermath of the event.

It is one of a few plays that Shakespeare wrote from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra. They head for the forest of Arden in search of safety where they come across numerous characters along the way.

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Rosalind falls for a small man, Orlando, who beats the wrestler Charles in a fight. Hamlet This supernatural drama is another Shakespeare classic that is widely read and performed in schools. After the death of his father, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet returns home to find his uncle has taken the throne and married his mother. Twelfth Night This play is a romantic comedy that tells the story of twins separated by a shipwreck. Cesario, who is Viola disguised as a man, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with wealthy countess Olivia.

The chain is complete when Olivia falls in love with Ceserio, who she thinks is a man. A great laugh for the close of the Christmas season.

Measure for Measure A passionate play in which the Duke appoints a young deputy, Angelo, to enforce the law more rigorously throughout the city. His first victim is Claudio, who is sentenced to death for impregnating his lover Juliet out of wedlock. Exploring justice and equality, we see just how terrible the inexperienced Angelo can be, but is it all his fault?

Othello This play depicts the cross-cultural romance of Othello, a general in the Venetian army, with Desdemona, a pretty Venetian lady. The scheming young man succumbs to his jealousy and plots to destroy the relationship between the two newly-weds. King Lear A tragedy that is often cited as being the greatest of his tragedies, and one of the most famous plays ever written. King Lear abdicates the throne and divides his Kingdom among his 3 daughters in proportion to their processed love for him.

His youngest, Cordelia, refuses to follow her fathers wishes however, and in turn is banished and no inheritance is passed to her.

Timon of Athens A more obscure tragedy about the fortunes of Athenian Timon. Timon eventually becomes poor and all the hatred leads to his death. Set in Scotland, it tells the story of the politically ambitious Lord Macbeth who chooses evil to gain power.

Spurred on after receiving a prophecy from 3 witches that he will become King of Scotland, he kills King Duncan to take the throne. His murderous ways continue, eventually plunging the country into civil war. If he fails he will be sentenced to death. William probably went to the King's New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November , at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna.

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She was born on May 26, Twins, a boy, Hamnet who would die at age eleven , and a girl, Judith, were born in By Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as "an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers. Here many of Shakespeare's plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin.

His sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in In or he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Romeo and Juliet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition Regular price: The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Macbeth to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition Shakespeare's most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature Shakespeare's Othello is one of his finest and most famous tragedies Love and wit conquer all in Shakespeare's sparkling comedy of self-delusion and disguise Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero, who also loves him.

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