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Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition Performance

Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

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Publisher's Summary

Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Macbeth to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit.

This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Public Domain (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    Justin 10-06-15
    Justin 10-06-15
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    "Voice actors don't match the characters"

    The actors sound constantly out of breath and stumbling, like overly dramatic teenagers or Michael Cera. Not at all fitting for the figures King MacBeth and Banquo. Completely ruins the story hearing their uneven breaths and insecure delivery.

    Especially after listening to the Tempest, narrated by Ian McKellen, this audio book sounds completely amateur .

    Couldn't make it past the first thirty minutes.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-11-16
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    "Too many American accents"

    Look, it was alright. The witches were good! Although some actors put on English accents, the occasional American accent really grates. I'm sorry but Macbeth should be done with English accents not American. just my view I know, but it ruined my enjoyment. Sorry.

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    Holly 05-09-17
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    "Useful as a teaching resource alongside the text."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition to be better than the print version?

    No, although it is very helpful to use when reading in class.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition?

    Some of the soliloquies are well-done, which helps when teaching as usually students tend to lose interest depending on the grade-level one teaches.


    Did full cast do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. It was clear which character was speaking at all times. However, some of the interpretations of the characters were a little hammy (witches), and there are more than a few dodgy accents in there. Despite this, it was still useful as a teaching tool and wasn't a distraction from the plot or story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    N/A


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    Stephen Mattingly Lexington, MA, US 04-07-17
    Stephen Mattingly Lexington, MA, US 04-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great!"

    it had great music and acting, it broight the play to life and it helped me understand it

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    Matthew 12-15-16
    Matthew 12-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful production"

    Shakespeare deserves to be heard not read. This is what audiobooks are for! Highly recommended!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JMKIII58 Clarksville, TN, United States 12-09-16
    JMKIII58 Clarksville, TN, United States 12-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A wonderful version of a Shakespeare classic!"

    A great listen for a plane or car ride. Well acted and dramatized. This Shakespeare classic comes alive and is a joy to listen.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Eichenhorn 07-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great presentation of a great play"

    Listened in advance of seeing same at Stratford, ON in July 2016. Incredibly well done. Well paced to allow even an inexperienced ear follow with reasonable ease. The flourishes and music complemented the presentation and was appropriately understated.

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    Steve Ford Whidbey Island, WA 06-28-16
    Steve Ford Whidbey Island, WA 06-28-16

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    "Listen & read simultaneously"

    Listening and reading simultaneously made this more understandable. Great sound effects and music! Presentation was excellent!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-14-15
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    "Format"

    I bought this to teach Macbeth to my 5th grade class. The format did not
    allow for finding Acts and Scennes easily at the beginning of class. I was
    not allowed to get a refund

    3 of 13 people found this review helpful

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