Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Recorded Shakespeare just doesn't get any better than this! Despite the time that has obviously passed since it was made (Guilgud and Ashcroft are long dead, after all!), the sound quality of "The Winter's Tale" is very good. And the performances are just wonderful. "Winter's Tale" is rather odd in the abrupt twists and turns and seemingly inexplicable plot line. The play walks an interesting line between tragedy and comedy. Hearing such storied actors performing the piece offers a great way to experience "The Winter's Tale" without actually going to the theater. The Shakespeare plays offered by Audible are terrific bargains!
This dramatised version of Oscar WIldes' A Woman of No Importance is stunning. I listened to this three times over enjoying the visions that danced so easily in my head as the performers each carried their part to nth degree of perfection.
This play is rich in cultural pearls of wisdom and highlights divide between male and female, between the rich and the poor and working class and it explores the ties that bind people in society and what strengthens and weakens the ties. Love of course triumphs and in a way only the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde could produce.