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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • The Waste Land & Four Quartets

    • By: T.S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Help -- I can't stop listening to this

    • By Louis on 05-19-10

    Regular price: $10.66

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sylvestra Le Touzel, Sam West, David Threlfall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Fairy magic wreaks havoc and midsummer madness takes over as lovers tread the delicate line between fancy and reality. Revitalised and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • At least it's Shakespeare

    • By Ry on 11-21-09

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Letters to a Young Poet

    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Ranier Maria Rilke challenges you, "...to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then..."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Priceless Recordings of Intense Feeling

    • By David on 10-08-04

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Richard III

    • A Fully-Dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Need

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-20-17
    • A Fully-Dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 02-24-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

    Regular price: $11.33

    • She Walks in Beauty

    • A Woman's Journey Through Poems
    • By: Adrienne Rich, Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, and others
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd, Campbell Scott, Jane Alexander, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Have For Every Woman

    • By Elena on 05-31-13

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Wade in the Water: Poems

    • By: Tracy K. Smith
    • Narrated by: Tracy K. Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In Wade in the Water, Tracy K. Smith boldly ties America's contemporary moment both to our nation's fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit, the everlasting.... 

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive Collection of Shaw

    • By Michael on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Motherf--ker with the Hat

    • By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious and Unf**gettable

    • By Gretchen SLP on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Amazing Peace and Other Poems

    • And Other Poems by Maya Angelou
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    Listen to Grammy Award-winning poet Maya Angelou read her newest work, "Amazing Peace", as well some of her best-loved poems in this unique and inspiring audio collection....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spoken Beauty

    • By Chandra on 01-05-06

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

    • New Verse Translation
    • By: Naxos AudioBooks, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur's court and issues a bizarre challenge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In stori stif and stronge

    • By John on 04-10-13

    Regular price: $16.76

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Seven BBC radio full-cast productions of Noël Coward’s classic plays – plus bonus material including a profile of Coward and extracts from his diaries.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good plays...

    • By R&K on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Bigly

    • Donald Trump in Verse
    • By: Rob Long - editor
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Bigly is an hilarious compilation of memorable quotes from President Donald Trump, arranged as poetry....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Rilke

    • Selected Poems
    • By: Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rainer Maria Rilke has been called the most significant and compelling poet of spiritual experience of the 20th century....

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Tartuffe

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Kevin Pablo on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Extended Version - A Real Treat

    • By Carole T. on 01-18-13

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Coriolanus

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton, Jessica Tandy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A classic performance of one of the Bard's classics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Fificat on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $12.54

    • Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Nate Maughan
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A must-listen classic! The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the timeless story of what happens when a daring mariner ventures into Antarctic waters. When the storm approaches, adventure begins. Experience this epic tale with crisp, gripping narration....

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Good Poems

    • Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
    • By: Garrison Keillor (editor), Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and others
    • Narrated by: Garrison Keillor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Good Poems includes poems about lovers, children, failure, everyday life, death, and transcendence....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No Table of Contents

    • By e8936 on 12-02-14

    Regular price: $18.86

    • A Doll House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,027

    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinarily High Quality Theatre 🎭

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Seamus Heaney I Collected Poems (published 1966-1975)

    • Death of a Naturalist; Door into the Dark; Wintering Out; North
    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Volume one of the definitive collection of Seamus Heaney reading his own work, recorded in 2009 by RTE....

    Regular price: $17.45

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