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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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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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    William KNIGHTDALE, NC, United States 03-13-14
    William KNIGHTDALE, NC, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2004

    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.

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    Michelle Robbins USA 03-08-14
    Michelle Robbins USA 03-08-14 Member Since 2013
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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.

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    A. Yoshida Pasadena, CA USA 04-19-14
    A. Yoshida Pasadena, CA USA 04-19-14 Member Since 2013
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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.

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

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    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

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