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    • Hamlet: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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$ 18.80

    • The Complete Sonnets of William Shakespeare

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Lee Browne, Christopher Cazenove, Vanessa Redgrave, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For sustained dramatic intrigue and sophistication of plot, William Shakespeare's sonnets are at least the equal of his greatest plays. Throughout the centuries since their first publication in 1609, critics, psychologists and curiosity-seekers alike have pondered the nature of the poet's relationships with the mysterious young man, "Mr. W.H.", and the "ill-coloured" Dark lady.

    Price: CDN$ 16.63

    • Macbeth

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great version of a true classic

    • By Bforsyth on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 9.20

    • Othello: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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    In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most audiences believe the couple’s strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello.

    Price: CDN$ 18.51

    • The Winter's Tale

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinda, Eileen Atkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • Macbeth

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: The Marlowe Society
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shakespeare's most celebrated and shortest tragedy. This cast performance is by the Marlowe Society.

    Price: CDN$ 14.34

    • 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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    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$ 18.51

    • Romeo and Juliet: The Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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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$ 18.80

    • The Tempest

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Emilia Fox, Scott Handy, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel, and Ben Owukwe as Caliban.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful story told beautifully with minor issues

    • By Jaso on 2018-01-10

    Price: CDN$ 24.13

    • 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
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      4.5 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$ 16.12

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Joseph Fiennes, Maria Miles, Elizabeth Spriggs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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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$ 23.48

    • Classic Love Poems

    • Written by: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 13 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Brittany Johnston on 2019-02-09

    Price: CDN$ 9.34

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • Much Ado About Nothing (Dramatized)
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Samantha Spiro, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Katlyn on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 17.19

    • The Tempest

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle, Adrian Lester, Bob Peck, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    This haunting drama of vengeance and forgiveness crowns the group of tragicomic romances that Shakespeare composed at the end of his career. Sometimes read as his farewell to the stage, the play contains some of Shakespeare's most lyrical verse. Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother, and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Aided by the spirit Ariel, Prospero uses his magical art to bring his enemies under his control.

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • The Classic Hundred Poems

    • Written by: William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats, and others
    • Narrated by: Alfred Corn, Rita Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
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    Adopting the methodology of the music charts, The Classic Hundred Poems presents the "top 100" poems of all time. The selections are illuminated by the informative notes of editor William Harmon and read by an ensemble of contemporary poets including Alfred Corn and Rita Dove.

    Price: CDN$ 28.19

    • 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
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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

    • 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
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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

    • A summary of 9 Shakespeare masterpieces

    • Written by: James Gardner, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Have you ever been to a King Lear performance with the impression of not having understood everything? It's normal. Shakespeare's plays are the most beautiful of the theatrical repertoire, but you cannot go to a Shakespeare play if you do not have a minimum prepared this show: understand the issues, characters, context, cultural or historical references is indispensable. The same is true if you intend to read a play by William Shakespeare: our summaries will help you better understand what you have read.

    Price: CDN$ 9.70

    • Twelfth Night

    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, David Tennant, Naomi Frederick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    David Tennant stars as Malvolio in Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love. One of Shakespeare's happiest plays, Twelfth Night is both a comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism. Disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love. Orsino loves Olivia, but she loves Cesario, who really does love Orsino (for Cesario is actually Viola).

    Price: CDN$ 17.19

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

    • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
    • Written by: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan 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

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