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What did you like best about Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies? What did you like least?
I have not listened to all three plays, but Macbeth is definitely abridged. Lines are skipped over here and there and one whole scene was missing. Also, the delivery is laboriously slow in spots.
Would you recommend Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies to your friends? Why or why not?
I have listened to several other recordings of Shakespeare's plays and this is one of the worst.
Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
The characters were well voiced although I disagreed with some interpretations. That's Shakespeare for you.
Was Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies worth the listening time?
Unfortunately, I'd have to say this was not worth my time.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
As a first time Shakespeare "reader", I loved the storyline, but struggled because I was never clear on which voice beyond to which character. I ended up finding the best solution was to read the sparknotes plot overview then listen and I could follow along and appreciate the dialogue more.
6 of 15 people found this review helpful
I thoughtlessly bought this to hear some of the most popular Shakespeare stories, 2 of which I've never read or seen performed before.
This is a reading of the script, without the visuals of performers, the names you'd see if you were reading this or any familiarity with the stories, it is very difficult to follow and know which character says which line.
Only buy this if you know the stories well enough to know the characters in each scene, or at least have a very good ear for distinguishing Shakespearean actors who all sound similar. With that in mind, this could still be for you.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Terrible sound quality don't waste your time. I was extremely disappointed, thus was another missed opportunity.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful