It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party....
Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of the Roman world, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra....
The noble Titus returns victorious to Rome bringing Tamora, Queen of the Goths as his captive....
This great tragedy confronts the mystery at the heart of evil and contains some of Shakespeare's most magnificent dramatic verse....
This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature....
Henry V is a study of kingship, patriotism, and heroic determination tempered by tender comedy as Henry courts Katherine, princess of France....
The Rape of Lucrece is a brilliant, brutal narrative poem giving an account of the terrible crime of rape and its dreadful consequences for victim and perpetrator.
As ever, though, Shakespeare goes beyond the obvious, following the ramifications of the crime wherever they take him, shining a light on a band of human behaviour encompassing the bestial and the beautiful.
Gerard Logan's reading of Shakespeare's 1594 work is a stunning performance. Olivier Award-nominated Logan's emotion and varied tones make this title perfect for any listener, whether or not they have studied this great work.
This title will appeal to many people, from casual listeners to lovers of narrative poems, and of course is the perfect masterclass for any aspiring performer. The incredible production values and music (composed especially for this edition) add to the overall sense of perfection.
Where does Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Gerard Logan's reading of The Rape of Lucrece is peerless.
What other book might you compare Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece to and why?
The Sonnets and Venus & Adonis, his other great poetic works.
Which scene was your favorite?
Lucrece's reflection on what has happened to her is soul-stirring.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, although due to its richness, it's preferable to do it in several sittings to thoroughly enjoy it.
Any additional comments?
It's always breathtaking how art can turn the sordid into beauty.
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