BBC Radio Shakespeare

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Stella Gonet, Nicholas Farrell, Full Cast
  • 2 hrs and 20 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. Political intrigue and fierce battle rage in this tense and dynamic production in which a country is torn apart under the legacy of Julius Caesar, 'the colossus'. Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

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Great performance

I've listened to maybe a dozen of these BBC Shakespeares and Julius Caesar is one of the best. I think Caesar, Brutus and Cassius in particular are extraordinarily good. Mark Anthony isn't quite as strong, and the ostensibly 1924 setting seems superfluous (you can hear that the characters are driven in cars and microphones are used during Caesar's funeral but that's about it). But really this is just nitpicking. Highly recommend
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- John McGovern

Nice listen

Set in the modern times so took me a while to get it but the language is Shakespearean. Very well done.
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- 12yrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited