The Head That Wears a Crown
- Speeches For Royal Men by William Shakespeare
- Narrated by: Alan Cumming
- Length: 45 mins
- Original Recording Audiobook
- Release date: 04-26-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: GPR Records
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By EmilyK on 03-11-18
out of context speeches
Really enjoyed Cumming's rendition of major Shakespeare speeches. That said, the speeches were presented entirely out of context, without even a title, let alone an explanation of the context. I have enough background that I could recognize most/all but wouldn't be at all helpful for someone just getting to know Shakespeare. This is unfortunate, since it would be much more inspiring in context.
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By Lizatish on 08-12-14
Can't recommend this one
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The speeches need to have the name of the play and scene listed before each track. The listener isn't given any kind of information that would provide a context for what they are listening to.
Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Cumming’s performances?
Not likely. I thought he drifted into overacting on nearly every speech.
Could you see The Head That Wears a Crown being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
No. It is a collection of speeches.
Any additional comments?
I would recommend Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation instead.