Samson Agonistes

  • by John Milton
  • Narrated by David de Keyser, Philip Madoc, Matthew Morgan, Samantha Bond, Michael Maloney
  • 1 hrs and 51 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook, where poetry and drama can be balanced equally.
This production, adapted for BBC Radio 3, broadcast in 2008 and directed by John Tydeman, features Iain Glen in the title role, with Samantha Bond as Dalila, Philip Madoc as Harapha and Michael Maloney as the Messenger.

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TURNING TRAGEDY INTO VICTORY

If you could sum up Samson Agonistes in three words, what would they be?

INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE, INTENSE


Who was your favorite character and why?

SAMSON- THE STORY IS ABOUT HIM


Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

SAMSON


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES


Any additional comments?

AUDIO NEEDS TO BE CLEARER

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2014
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks