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Romeo and Juliet | [William Shakespeare]

Romeo and Juliet

The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Calista Flockhart as Juliet.
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Publisher's Summary

The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Calista Flockhart as Juliet; Matthew Wolf as Romeo; Julie White as Nurse; Alan Mandell as Friar Laurence; Richard Chamberlain as Prince Escalus; Nicholas Hormann as Lord Capulet; Josh Stamberg as Mercutio; Mark J. Sullivan as Benvolio and others; Logan Fahey as Tybalt and Balthasar; Alfred Molina as Chorus; Henry Clarke as Paris and others; Lily Knight as Lady Capulet; Janine Barris as Young Lady, Boy Page to Paris and others; Darren Richardson as Sampson and Peter; Alan Shearman as Lord Montague and others; André Sogliuzzo as Gregory and others; and Sarah Zimmerman as Lady Montague and others. Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in January, 2012.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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    A. Yoshida 04-19-14
    A. Yoshida 04-19-14
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    "Listening to Shakespeare is easier than reading"

    It requires some patience to listen to a book written over 400 years ago. Language has evolved and it may require listening again to some parts to understand the context of archaic syntax and words. It was worth it -- to be familiar with such known quotations:

    What's in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other word would smell as sweet.

    O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

    But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

    A part of star-cross'd lovers take their life.

    Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    William KNIGHTDALE, NC, United States 03-13-14
    William KNIGHTDALE, NC, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2011

    I love a good book...

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    "Dramatized drama at its best..."

    It has been 45 years since I read this play. I have seen a couple movies based on the play but they really didn't to it justice. I found this audio book to present the play in an authentic, dynamic manner. I appreciate the cast and their wonderful work.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Robbins USA 03-08-14
    Michelle Robbins USA 03-08-14
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    "So much better to hear then to simply read."

    I was hesitant to start this audiobook because when I have seen Shakespeare written before I honestly found it a bit offputting. But, I've heard before that it was originally penned to be preformed - that it doesn't work nearly as well, in tempo of language or action when it's just words sitting on a page that you look at.

    And after hearing this - straight through all at once - I entirely agree. I'm off now to explore what other plays audible has by this theater group.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Young in another realm 04-29-15
    M. Young in another realm 04-29-15 Member Since 2015

    horror mistress

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    "True Love Can Be Deadly"
    What did you like best about Romeo and Juliet? What did you like least?

    I love the story. It was my favorite Shakes when I was in high school.


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    I liked the performance. It wasn't really stand out awesome, but it was worth a listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E TAYLOR-BROWN 04-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "400 Hundred Years Later . . ."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    . . . and this love story ever lives. Bravo to the talented cast, for keeping alive W.S.'s vision.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mmm Colorado 03-03-15
    mmm Colorado 03-03-15 Member Since 2014

    mmm

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    "Great performance"

    this was the first time in 40 years that I truly appreciated the cheekiness of Shakespeare. the performers did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. Parish 01-26-15
    G. Parish 01-26-15 Member Since 2013

    Blind Bard

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    "Tragedy Done Right"

    This is a classic tale of romance, passion, and its victims done right. It has a top notch cast that makes it a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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    Amazon Customer United States 04-05-14
    Amazon Customer United States 04-05-14

    Vain Pursuits

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    "Not very good"
    What disappointed you about Romeo and Juliet?

    The performance is not good at all I wish I could get my money back


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None I never finished listening


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get better actors with more feeling and sound effects


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed


    Any additional comments?

    Find another version with better actors preferably British

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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