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    • Othello (Dramatized)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Reilly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Shakespeare's Othello is one of his finest and most famous tragedies. This highly acclaimed performance, which ran between November 2007 and February 2008 at the Donmar Warehouse in London, features Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Moor Othello, Ewan McGregor as the scheming Iago, and Kelly Reilly as the gentle Desdemona. This recording features music written specifically for the stage production which enjoyed huge success - each performance was a sell-out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Goats and Monkeys!

    • By M. W. Roberts on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Julius Caesar

    • A Fully-Dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Angela on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Dante's Inferno

    • A Study on Part I of The Divine Comedy
    • By: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Narrated by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    With Professor Esolen you will enter the terrible gates of Hell and progress level by infernal level to its diabolical depths. Professor Esolen places a special emphasis on the drama of the poem, leading you through each canto in succession. Professor Esolen will more than satisfy your curiosity about Hell and the fate of the damned. He will reveal in all its starkness the horror of sin and awaken in your heart a longing for divine love. 

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence". Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Plays of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Enjoy the most notable plays of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Othello. Shakespeare was known for his writings on tragedies and these four works are known to be some of the finest tragedies ever written.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 1,125
    • 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. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

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

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • Much Ado About Nothing (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Samantha Spiro, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 233

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Come...bid me do anything for thee.

    • By Irene Adler ~Kindle Forum Pro~ on 08-01-14

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Julius Caesar

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Andrew Buchan, Sean Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

    Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening. Brutus, the true protagonist of the play, is mesmerizing in his psychological state of anguish, forced to choose between the bonds of friendship and his desire for patriotic justice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars

    • By David on 04-05-14

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Macbeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Might want to Read Along

    • By Syd Young on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Anniebligh on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mark on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $6.95

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • Hamlet (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Kenneth Cranham, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For use in my English class

    • By Flipflop9 on 02-13-13

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Dante's Purgatory

    • A Study on Part II of the Divine Comedy
    • By: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Narrated by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A celebrated translator and teacher of Dante, Professor Esolen interprets and describes the rich theological insights discovered by Dante on his journey up the mountain. Join Dante, Virgil, and Professor Esolen to continue the journey begun in the Inferno which will culminate in the ineffable beauty of Paradise

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful lectures!!!

    • By Eclectic Reader on 05-06-19

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Desire Under the Elms

    • By: Eugene O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Paul Adelstein, Orson Bean, Amy Brenneman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Eugene O’Neill’s tale of Ephraim Cabot, greedy and hard like the stone walls that surround his farm, the family patriarch brings home his new young bride, Abbie. His grown sons dissaprove; one leaves but the other stays to fight for the family fortune. What follows is a tragedy of epic proportions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A raw and modern take on a classic

    • By Maria on 08-06-10

    Regular price: $6.95

    • King Richard III

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another NAXOS masterpiece!

    • By Donald on 06-18-04

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Hedda Gabler

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Michael Maloney, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Hedda Gabler, the daughter of a deceased general, marries dull George Tesman and foresees a life of middle-class tedium stretching ahead when they return from their honeymoon. Increasingly she is drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a ménage à trois. Then the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Lovborg, a former flame, arrives to rival her husband for an academic post.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hedda

    • By Brenda on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Julius Caesar

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Kelsey Grammer, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The skies over ancient Rome blaze with terrifying portents, and soothsayers warn Julius Caesar of approaching doom. As conspiracy swirls through the city, Shakespeare explores the deep repercussions of political murder on the human heart. A classic tale of duplicity, betrayal and murder, masterfully performed by an all-star, all-American cast in this BBC co-production.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to understand using #4 Audio

    • By Daniel on 03-21-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Julius Caesar (Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, David Cottis
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Gregory Cox, Colin Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide, with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Soak up the atmosphere of ancient Rome. Decide for yourself whether Caesar's power and ambition was a threat to the Republic, and whether assassination can ever be justified.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three Cheers for Julius Caesar and SmartPass

    • By Richard on 05-24-11

    Regular price: $18.07

    • 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. Not yet king at the start of the play, Richard presents himself as an enterprising villain as he successfully plans to dispose of his brother, Clarence. Richard achieves similar success in conquering the woman he chooses to marry. He carves a way to the throne through assassination and executions.

    • 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

    • Dante's Paradise

    • A Study on Part III of The Divine Comedy
    • By: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Narrated by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Professor Esolen who has served as your guide through both the Inferno and Purgatory will guide you through the profound and elevated poetry of Paradise. An expert who has taught Dante to college students for more than 20 years, Professor Esolen is also the preeminent modern translator of the entire Divine Comedy from the original Italian. Discover the ineffable majesty of Paradise with Professor Esolen, and complete the journey of all men who have conquered the self through the sufferings of Purgatory

    Regular price: $13.97

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