Cymbeline: The Arkangel Shakespeare

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Sophie Thompson, Ben Porter, Jack Shepherd, Suzanne Bertish, Stephen Mangan, Ron Cook
  • 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This strange, dark romance includes two songs composed by Shakespeare that are amongst the most beautiful in the English language.
Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline, is persecuted by her wicked stepmother, the Queen, and by Cloten, the Queen's doltish son. Disguised as a boy, she sets out to find her husband, the banished Posthumus. On her journey, she unwittingly meets her two brothers, stolen from the court as infants. Posthumus, meanwhile, has been convinced by the villainous Iachimo that Imogen is unchaste and agrees to a test of her faithfulness.
Sophie Thompson is Imogen, and Ben Porter is Posthumus. Cymbeline is played by Jack Shepherd; Suzanne Bertish is the Queen. Stephen Mangan plays Cloten, and Ron Cook plays Iachimo.

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A fine performance

Well done. The parts were all well played and the words, as always, were pure heaven to hear.
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- M. Faulkner

Good performance, needs better sound quality

The actors did a great job, but the sound quality wasn't very good and was a struggle to hear in the car sometimes. Also, the reading of stage directions would have helped to set the scene a little better for listeners.
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- Alyssa Foley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2014
  • Publisher: Arkangel