• The Head That Wears a Crown

  • Speeches For Royal Men by William Shakespeare
  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-26-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: GPR Records
  • 4.7 (12 ratings)

Regular price: $12.59

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $12.59

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed actor and Tony Award winner, Alan Cumming performs Shakespeare’s most important and beloved royal speeches, including "To be or not to be", "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow", "Now is the winter of our discontent", "O that this too sullied flesh would melt" and more. All the speeches were personally chosen by Cumming. Michael Boyd adds, "Cumming brings to Shakespeare the lyricism of a genuine singer, the sharp edge of a wicked comic, and the embodied intelligence of a major actor."
Public Domain (P)2013 GPR Records
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc