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  • Romeo and Juliet | William Shakespeare

    Romeo and Juliet

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    The Marlowe Society performs an unabridged version of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring Romeo and Juliet, whose untimely deaths unite their feuding families.

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona | William Shakespeare

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    One of Shakespeare's comedies from early in his career, The Two Gentlemen of Verona has the smallest cast of any of Shakespeare's plays, and is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. Performed by The Marlowe Society, it deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity.

  • Henry IV Part One | William Shakespeare

    Henry IV Part One

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    The second of Shakespeare's tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V. Henry IV, Part One depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics and this full cast performance is by The Marlowe Society.

  • Macbeth | William Shakespeare

    Macbeth

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    Shakespeare's most celebrated and shortest tragedy. This cast performance is by the Marlowe Society.

  • Coriolanus | William Shakespeare

    Coriolanus

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    The Marlowe Society perform Shakespeare's tragedy based on the life of the Roman Leader Gaius Martius Coriolanus.

    Ry says: "Hard to enjoy"
  • King John | William Shakespeare

    King John

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    The Life and Death of King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatizes the reign of King John of England (ruled 1199 - 1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623. Performed by The Marlowe Society.

  • Julius Caesar (Unabridged) | William Shakespeare

    Julius Caesar (Unabridged)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    Here is Shakespeare's 1599 tragedy, performed by The Marlowe Society. Julius Caesar portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator, his assassination, and its aftermath.

    Wilma says: "For use in a HIgh School classroom"
  • The Sonnets | William Shakespeare

    The Sonnets

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    An all-star cast including John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Anthony Quayle, and Peggy Ashcroft come together to read all 154 Sonnets.

    Sydney says: "Not very satisfactory."
  • A Lover's Complaint | William Shakespeare

    A Lover's Complaint

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    Shakespeare's narrative poem, read by The Marlowe Society.

  • Richard II (Dramatised) | William Shakespeare

    Richard II (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    Richard II is the first of three plays (the others are Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V) called a tetralogy or, as some others say, a Henriad. The story opens with the King trying to adjudicate a quarrel between Bolingbroke and Mowbray. This escalates to a duel, but as that begins, Richard sends both into exile and thereby his troubles begin in earnest. In trying to wage monies for a war with Ireland, he enrages not only the nobles but the commoners too.

    Haruo says: "Good performance, annoying noise"
  • The Winter's Tale | William Shakespeare

    The Winter's Tale

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Marlowe Society
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    Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, The Winter’s Tale is no lightweight affair; it explores the darker themes of rage, jealousy, treason, and death. Yet though initially an intense psychological drama, as the play unfolds it takes on a lighter and more comedic tone, which eventually gives way to a happy ending. In short, there is something for everyone. What was once a day’s entertainment for the groundlings and the gentry is now the perfect diversion for that long commute.

  • Coriolanus (Dramatised) | William Shakespeare

    Coriolanus (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    The play centres on the warrior Caius Marcius Coriolanus who, aside from his military prowess and political alliances, supports the old patrician model of Roman authority and is therefore totally out of touch with the needs of the ordinary people. This flaw in his character makes for a great play and is performed by members of the Marlowe Company.

    Alesia says: "A lot of "flourish""
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (Dramatised) | William Shakespeare

    Two Gentlemen of Verona (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By The Marlowe Society
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    This play is well known as one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. The story revolves around Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, who travel to Milan and learn about the world of courtship. Of course they are best friends but in between that friendship comes their love for the same woman. However true love must prevail and the journey Shakespeare takes us on is one of delight and reward. The play is performed by members of The Marlowe Society.

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