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    • Much Ado about Nothing

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Saskia Reeves, Samuel West, Paul Jesson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero, who also loves him. Their path to the altar looks smooth, until the evil Don John intervenes. All ends happily, thanks to his incompetent assassins and the lucky discoveries of the bungling constable Dogberry. Central to the play, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, are Beatrice and Benedick, masters of wit and sworn foes to marriage - until a plot is hatched to bring them together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Live in thy heart, die in thy lap

    • By Darwin8u on 06-29-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Henry VIII

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Jesson, Jane Lapotaire, Timothy West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    King Henry is married to Katherine of Aragon, but he has been smitten by the charms of the queen's maid of honor, Anne Bullen, and is tempted to divorce his dignified and noble wife. Meanwhile, the lords of England resent the influence of Henry's trusted advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, who is gradually drawing power into his own hands. As Katherine and Wolsey suffer their tragic falls, new figures rise to fill their places, but they, too, will be brought low by the inexorable sweep of time and fortune.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Virtues written in Water

    • By Darwin8u on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Coriolanus

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Jesson, Marjorie Yates, Ewan Hooper
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Rome is a city divided, nobility and common-people locked in mutual suspicion. The patrician Caius Marcius, later called Coriolanus, is Rome's greatest soldier, but his proud refusal to accommodate himself to the demands of the plebeians leads to banishment and death. A Roman history as well as tragedy, Coriolanus is a complex and subtle exploration of the themes of absolution and compromise, both in the political world and in the life of the individual.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Let it be virtuous to be obsinate

    • By Darwin8u on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Winter's Tale

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinda, Eileen Atkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Snapper-Up of Unconsidered Trifles

    • By John on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Classical Love Poetry

    • By: Homer, Sappho, Anacreon
    • Narrated by: Edward de Souza, Paul Jesson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Many of us are familiar with the epic stories and legends of the classical world. This anthology, the only one of its kind on audiobook, gives an insight into a more lyrical and tender aspect of Greek and Roman literature. From Homer's lofty lines on the loves of the gods to the earthier verse of Catullus to his mistress Lesbia, this recording encompasses the major love poetry written between the 8th century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D.

    Regular price: $11.19