BBC Radio Shakespeare

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Samuel West, Joss Ackland, Full Cast
  • 2 hrs and 56 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. Richard, son of the Black Prince, is brought up to believe in his right to rule by divine right. When he comes to the throne, he proves capricious and narcissistic - unfit to rule. Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.


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Hard to tell which character is speaking

This is beautifully recorded by the BBC, but without knowing the play well, it gets confusing -- who is talking now. Perhaps a cast with audio might help, an audio legend of sorts. Nonetheless, I am glad to have visited this wonderful play again, with a fine cast and great tempo.
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- Laurie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited