This tragedy of blood, deceit, and betrayal is one of the most famous of Shakespeare’s works and is regularly performed in theatres around the world. This audio dramatization is brought to you by a distinguished cast that includes Anthony Quayle, Ian Holm, Alec McCowen, and Stanley Holloway. Here, the voice and its subtle inflections are paramount. With no need for theatrical projection, listeners are provided with a rare intimacy that makes this beautifully nuanced performance that much more special.
Stanley Holloway reads a selection of Gilbert's Bab Ballads, the light verse which when published were accompanied by his own comic drawings.
A full cast performance starring Joan Greenwood and Stanley Holloway.
The Sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, performed by Joan Greenwood and Stanley Holloway.
WS Gilbert – The Bab Ballads. Before Gilbert was part of the famous Gilbert & Sullivan opera team, he wrote light verse that was very odd but arrived at a logical conclusion...we think! Luckily, the joyous Stanley Holloway is on hand to read and make sense of it all.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful tale of true love having to struggle against duty and pride. It has three separate interlocking stories set in Athens, woodland and the realm of the fairies - all under a moonlit night.
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