BBC Radio Shakespeare

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5 out of 5 stars
By Irene Adler ~Kindle Forum Pro~ on 08-01-14 me do anything for thee.

I am not overly fond of Shakespeare; I am not a connoisseur nor a fan of his works. However, David Tennant's performance of Benedick is exquisite. That being said, I could probably listen to David read the phone book and be overcome with emotion. Fangirl? Yeah, maybe....just a tiny bit. This version of "Much Ado About Nothing" is abridged, and the dialogue is altered somewhat. Still, it's immensely enjoyable, and the cast really does an amazing job of bringing it to life. Samantha Spiro is very enjoyable as Beatrice, and her style works well with David's. All in all, an enjoyable listen, especially for DT fans.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By David on 10-26-13


This is a fun production of "Much Ado", with some lively and enjoyably performances, especially from Tennant and Spiro as Beatrice and Benedick. The text is cut a bit, but not to an extent that it will disturb non-purists.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Dorene Kavanagh on 05-29-12

Abridged and altered

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?


Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

I would love to, but the play gets modified by the performers.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

The performance cuts out significant portions of the play. There are also several places where an actor changes a line or word order. It really takes away from the play. Also, Don John speaks too, too softly to even be heard. What's the point?

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 11-05-15


This is my favorite Shakespeare play. I wasn't sure how I was going to like the audio version of Shakespeare, but I really enjoyed it. It didn't hurt that David Tennant and Idris Elba were part of the cast, they are great in this, as is the rest of the cast.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kt on 07-16-15

Excellent way to experience Shakespeare

This is my favorite of the comedies so I'm a bit partial but you really can't go wrong with this production.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 09-16-12

Extremely Abridged!!!

What disappointed you about BBC Radio Shakespeare?

Chopped, and Cut, and re-structured.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The original

Which scene was your favorite?

The original

What character would you cut from BBC Radio Shakespeare?

The original

Any additional comments?

If the writers words have been altered, please list as abridged.

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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