Here, in all 154 of Shakespeare´s immortal sonnets, addressed to a friend about the woman he loves and to his muse. We discover the promise of youth, the ecstasy of love, and the devastation of loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flo Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbk/000150de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hamlet is renowned for classic lines and perceptive characterisation. It is often cited as Shakespeare´s greatest play and of course as a tragedy of ghostly proportions. Equally compelling is the actual story, which as told here makes a cracking good listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holland Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000082de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As You Like It is one of Shakespeare´s comedies featuring women dressed as men, brothers reconciling, and wrongs put to right.The fair Rosalind falls in love with the strong Orlando and Rosalind´s companion to Orlando´s brother. Told here as a fairy tale, it makes a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for youngsters and the uninitiated alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holland Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000083de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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/000191de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare´s Sonnets are as important and vital today as they were when first published four hundred years ago. All 154 sonnets are read by an all-star cast including Simon Callow, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Stephen Fry, Sir Andrew Motion, Sian Philips, Diana Quick, Jemma Redgrave, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart, David Tennant and Dominic West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000142de/bk_rhde_002536_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/000120de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Othello is principally a story of jealousy and its destructive power.Othello is a courageous general in Venice and - unusually for Shakespeare - a Moor with a black complexion. Although aware that he is a jealous character, and even though he truly loves the fair Desdemona, he is willing to be persuaded by his clever and envious ensign, Iago, that she is being unfaithful to him. It is a true tragedy, which is clearly captured in this telling of the story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ghizela Rowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000085de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches´ prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gideon Wagner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000097de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tempest has the ingredients of a cracking good story - magic, power, and love - and they kick up a storm. The magician Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, are banished by his jealous brother, Antonio, with the help of Alonso, the king of Naples. Prospero conjures up a tempest than ensures justice is done. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ghizela Rowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000084de/bk_rhde_002536_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/000403de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.