BBC Radio Shakespeare

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Michael Maloney, Josette Simon, Anne-Marie Duff, Full Cast
  • 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

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. The tradition of excellence continues in this fast and funny production of Twelfth Night when all the world is turned on its head and all authority usurped, when by civil misrule girls become boys and women lust after women. Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

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Next Best to the Theater!

"Twelfth Night" is one of the most delightful of Shakespeare's plays, and enough cannot be said about BBC Radio Shakespeare's performance!

Listening to any play has its disadvantages. In this production especially, there is a lot of mistaken identity and quick dialogue interchange that can cause confusion when the listener is unable to see these excellent actors. It's best, then, to follow a written copy of the play as one listens.

So, by all means listen. Even when they can't be viewed, the actors add so much to any experience of this wonderful language. There's music in this one as well.

The BBC radio productions of Shakespeare are quite a bargain on Audible. Dust off your "Collected Works", settle down to read and listen, and enjoy!
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- C. Telfair

Can't Go Wrong

BBC and Shakespeare what more can you say. The BBC never fails to deliver. I would recommend this series to anyone
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- Stephanie Bulloch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited