All's Well That Ends Well finds Helena rewarded for her ministries to the sick with the choice of any husband she wishes. Her choice, Bertram, is unwilling to have her as his wife and sets her a number of seemingly impossible tasks to complete before he will relent.
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Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
Granted "All's Well" is not one of the more popular of Shakespeare's plays. There are too many quick reversals and some pretty unbelievable plot elements, but I have always had a fondness for it -- especially if done well. BBC does it well! All of Shakespeare is meant to be experienced this way. The cast is wonderful, the speech is clear, the timing is right on. This is truly the next best thing to seeing an excellent production. If reading Shakespeare is just too daunting a task and going to a live stage production is not an option, then the BBC radio programs are a perfect introduction. I see a lot of Shakespeare, but I still enjoyed this very much -- and such a bargain!
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