SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Romeo and Juliet (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

  • by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
  • Narrated by Full-Cast featuring Joan Walker, Chris Kelham, Sara Bowes
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Combined for great value! The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. The poetry of Shakespeare's star crossed lovers is poignantly performed and expertly explained in this unique production: "Passion lends them power."


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I have to read Shakespeare for my UCLA class. I was dreading just reading it by myself. We were encourage to watch performances of the production to help us understand what's going on. I had some extra credits at audibles, so I purchased this audio book which was very helpful.

The "Pass Master" or narrator did a very good job of guiding me through the play. For my assignment, I read along. The "Pass Master" explains thing well. She translates unfamiliar terms, talks about theme and summarizes passages well.

The play it's (with commentary) is very long (nearly 5 hours) but I felt I got so much more out of this audio version than I would have if I just read it or even watched it.

There was another audio book that was a performance and commentary but because the audio clip did not give an example of how the performance and commentary would be mixed, I went with this audio because the sample demonstrated how the two were intermixed. I like the way the "pass master" interjects. Her voice is delightful to listen to.

I wish they had "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Much Ado About Nothing" Henry the forth", Henry the 5th and hamlet in this series. That would make my last quarter at school go so well.
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- Cheryl

Great for class!

I used this with my class of 9th grade students. It is really very good. The play is read by different voices and there is a moderator who stops things when it gets confusing and explains what is going on. She gives a lot of history as well, which I thought was helpful.
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- Jodie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2006
  • Publisher: SmartPass