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Publisher's Summary

BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

Raging storms and rich beautiful music combine to magical effect in this production of Shakespeare's allegorical last play, where mystical forces work to restore harmony and order to an estranged community.

Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

(P)2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Classic hard not to love

Would you listen to BBC Radio Shakespeare again? Why?

Absolutely. I loved this play to begin with, and BBC radio just made it better. The reading is expertly done and makes the language easy to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

It's one of my favorite Shakespeare plays.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet, but I will

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  • Annie
  • 05-27-14

This one is great for listening to.

What did you like most about BBC Radio Shakespeare?

I love this medium, it is accessible to all but those who are deaf... I have family who are and I am so thankful that I can hear.

Any additional comments?

If you haven't seen this play, then do.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful