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    • Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit.

    Price: CDN$ 17.48

    • Antony and Cleopatra

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in Shakespeare's tragedy of love and power. As part of BBC Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this brand-new production. Lovers, politicians, superstars... Antony & Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s late and epic tragedy of mature love, and the catastrophic fall from grace and power that it brings about.

    Price: CDN$ 17.19

    • Romeo and Juliet: The Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a tragic world in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. This play, set in an extraordinary world, has become the quintessential story of young love. This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

    Price: CDN$ 17.48

    • Hamlet: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Hamlet, Shakespeare's most popular, and perhaps most puzzling play, follows the form of a "revenge tragedy", in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Amanda Root, David Harewood, Roy Hudd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    When Oberon, King of the Fairies, uses his magic upon four runaway lovers in a midsummer wood outside Athens, chaos ensues. Who really loves whom? Meanwhile, a band of well-meaning but bungling local actors have their rehearsal sabotaged by the mischievous Puck, who bewitches their leader, Bottom, and Titania, the Fairy Queen. The result is a lively and anarchic comedy which can only be resolved by an elaborate disentangling of spells.

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • Hamlet

    • Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
    • Written by: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.

    Price: CDN$ 23.90

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Joseph Fiennes, Maria Miles, Elizabeth Spriggs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the world's most celebrated and lyrical love story, the sublime devotion of two young lovers transcends their earthly fate. The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love, they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune. Despite the passion and innocence of their love, they fall victim to the enmity between their families, and their story ends in tragedy.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Macbeth (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • Written by: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
    • Narrated by: Full-Cast featuring Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.

    "And nothing is, but what is not." Macbeth may be mystified by the Weird Sisters' words but this intense performance with incisive commentary cuts to the heart of Shakespeare's complex psychological tragedy.

    Price: CDN$ 25.07

    • Twelfth Night

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Niamh Cusack, Jonathan Firth, Amanda Root, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Shakespeare's most sophisticated comedy is a riotous tale of hopelessly unrequited passions and mistaken identity. Duke Orsino is in love with the noblewoman Olivia. She, however, has fallen for his servant Cesario, who is actually Viola, a woman disguised as a man, who loves Orsino: Confusion is rife. Meanwhile, Olivia's arrogant steward Malvolio is cruelly tricked by her uncle Sir Toby Belch, his friend Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and the maidservant Maria into believing his mistress loves him.

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • Henry V

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Brian Cox, Elizabeth Spriggs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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    Henry V is a study of kingship, patriotism, and heroic determination tempered by tender comedy as Henry courts Katherine, princess of France. Henry, the noble and courageous young king of England, decides to invade France, believing he has a rightful claim to the throne. At Agincourt he leads his army into battle against the powerful French forces and, against all the odds, wins a famous victory.

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • Henry IV, Part 2

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Julian Glover, Richard Griffiths
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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    Rebellion still simmers in England and King Henry's health is failing. Prince Hal has proved his courage but the king still fears that his son's pleasure-loving nature will bring the realm to ruin. Meanwhile, Falstaff and his ribald companions waste the nights in revelry, anticipating the moment when Hal will ascend the throne. Falstaff is in Gloucestershire when news arrives that the king has died. Has the dissolute old knight's hour come at last?

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Shakespeare's Sonnets, Retold

    • Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist
    • Written by: William Shakespeare, James Anthony, Stephen Fry - foreword
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, James Anthony, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of masterful reinterpretations brilliantly demystifies and breathes new life into Shakespeare's work, demonstrating the continued resonance of a playwright whose popularity remains more than 400 years after his death. Now, the passion, heartbreak, deception, reconciliation, and mortality of Shakespeare’s originals can be understood by all, without the need to cross-reference to an enjoyment-sapping study guide.  

    Price: CDN$ 26.32

    • Richard III

    • A Fully-Dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. Not yet king at the start of the play, Richard presents himself as an enterprising villain as he successfully plans to dispose of his brother, Clarence. Richard achieves similar success in conquering the woman he chooses to marry. He carves a way to the throne through assassination and executions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent interpretation

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-29
    • A Fully-Dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 2015-02-24
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 14.99

    • SmartPass Audio Education Study Guide to Romeo and Juliet (Unabridged, Dramatised)

    • Written by: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
    • Narrated by: Full Cast featuring Joan Walker, Chris Kelham, Sara Bowes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The multi-award winning SmartPass full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.

    Price: CDN$ 20.04

    • The Merchant of Venice

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Trevor Peacock, Bill Nighy, Haydn Gwynne, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    In Shakespeare's most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid. The golden world of Portia's Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare's most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not suitable for class

    • By dave on 2018-01-25

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • Henry IV, Part 1

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Julian Glover, Richard Griffiths
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    While King Henry's England is threatened by rebellion, the king's scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns of London, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earl of Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. Can Hal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence of Falstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaff come together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • Richard II

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Rupert Graves, Julian Glover, John Wood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically.

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • Richard III

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Troughton, Saskia Wickham, Margaret Robertson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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    Brilliantly manipulative and entirely amoral, the hero-villain Richard is one of Shakespeare's greatest roles. The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. But Edward's misshapen brother Richard harbors kingly ambitions and will stop at nothing to achieve the throne. In a fatal battle on Bosworth Field, Richard meets the ghosts of all whom he has murdered and the Earl of Richmond, the future King Henry VII.

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • Shakespeare's MACBETH

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 1.35

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