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    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Jennifer Sheridan on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Waste Land & Four Quartets

    • By: T.S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Help -- I can't stop listening to this

    • By Louis on 05-19-10

    Regular price: $10.66

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain’s senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, and is directed by John Tydeman. It was released to mark the 80th birthday of Paul Scofield in January 2002.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No life in this Lear.

    • By zachary on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $18.60

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Romances

    • The Winter's Tale, Pericles, The Tempest
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon, Paul Scofield, Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist. The Winter's Tale: one man's consuming jealousy threatens to destroy both himself and those around him, but his actions arouse a passionate sense of honour, love, justice and self-sacrifice in members of his Court and family. First broadcast in 1982, starring Ronald Pickup as Leontes, with Hannah Gordon as Hermione and John Gielgud as Time.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    " I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it." With this modest preface affixed to the first edition, Charles Dickens introduced A Christmas Carol to the world. It has since come to embody the true spirit of Christmas. This reading by Academy Award-winning British actor, Paul Scofield, brings the classic story to life once again.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Rachel Roberts, Cyryl Cusak, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    I am a man more sinned against than sinning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true classic

    • By Stanley Hauer on 07-09-08

    Regular price: $4.55

    • Great Expectations [Phoenix Books Edition]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This story's orphaned hero, Pip, who undergoes change and growth, progressing from thoughtless selfishness to humble industry and generosity, is one of Dickens's best-loved characters. "It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home," finding himself apprenticed to his blacksmith brother-in-law and "dusty with the dust of small coal."

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Twelfth Night

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna, John Neville
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Paul Scofield, Siobhan McKenna and John Neville perform Twelfth Night. This is Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores - only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but...

    • By Levinzon on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Classic Radio Theatre: Private Lives

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Paul Scofield and Patricia Routledge star in Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Private Lives was written in 1930 and has been a mainstay of British theatre ever since. This sharply funny play of reversals focuses on Elyot and Amanda, a passionate but feuding couple who divorced five years before. Now, on the first night of their honeymoons with their new partners, they find that they are all staying in the same hotel on the French Riviera. Fireworks are inevitable....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Keep it private

    • By Rekha on 07-13-10

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens, Volume 1

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    These six supernatural tales, each recounted in its entirety, say as much about the morbid humor and fascination of the English people as they do about Dickens' own joy at spinning a good yarn. This collection of short stories is performed by Academy Award winner Paul Scofield, whose career firmly established him as one of Britain's most distinguished actors.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Esther Summerson is an orphan who comes to live with John Jarndyce and is a companion to his wards Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, who are in love. Soon a mysterious connection comes to light between Esther and Lady Dedlock and the romantic tangle of trails is followed by three unforgettable sleuths, Guppy, Tulkinghorn and Bucket. When Lady Deadlock's astonishing secrets are revealed it becomes plain that she has been concealing an all-too-passionate past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sensitive reading; sub-par abridgement

    • By Nancy A Young on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Diana Wynyard, Wilfrid Lawson and Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Perhaps the finest novel of nineteenth-century England, Bleak House embodies artful narrative, an engaging cast of characters, biting satire, and a detailed depiction of Victorian society. At the height of his creative power in this great work, Dickens pursues two great themes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story/narrator

    • By As my Wimsey takes me on 02-24-10

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    First published in 1843-4, the novel which Dickens considered 'in a hundred points immeasurably the best of my stories' concerns the Chuzzlewit family in all various branches. At the heart of the story is young Martin, who is disowned by his wealthy grandfather and dismissed from the household of the architect Pecksniff, and sets out to make his own way in the world and win the hands of Mary Graham, an orphan raised by his grandfather.

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Murder, a bitter love triangle and a mysterious inheritance. In the last of Dickens's completed novels, the power of money ultimately motivates both character and action. One night Hexam, who makes his living pulling bodies from the Thames, pulls out a body bearing the identification of John Harmon, heir to the fortune of a 'dust-collector'. In fact, Harmon has swapped clothes and identities with a sailor, John Rokesmith.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • A Christmas Carol

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    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas...until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life overnight. You know the story; now experience the marvel of the book.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Scofield evokes all the warmth and laughter of the unlikely adventures of the immortal Samuel Pickwick, Esq., and the other members of the Pickwick Club. Abetted by Pickwick's faithful manservant, Sam Weller, the Pickwickians bumble through hilarious romantic, misadventures, and other twists of plot, encountering many delightfully Dickensian characters along the way. English stage and screen actor Paul Scofield, delivers an articulate performance which is quite superb.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This 1841 exercise in pathos and villainy defines "Dickensian" in all its fascinatingly repulsive excess, containing as it does one of the most celebrated scenes in all Victorian fiction - the death of Little Nell. The abridgment heard here excises many of the author's tedious redundancies (he was paid by the word) while retaining most of what makes Dickens Dickens. Scofield, one of the giants of the British stage, turns the redaction into a lesson in actor's tact.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Christmas Carol [Harper Collins Version]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This quintessential Christmas tale shows Dickens at his dazzling and provocative best, leaving Scrooge no doubts about the true spirit of Christmas, nor about the perils of ignoring the insistent ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Masterworks and Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From the master of the short story and lyric poem comes this rare treasury of Edgar Allan Poe classics. The outstanding works "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall", "A Descent into the Maelstrom", "Annabelle Lee", "Eldorado", and "The Bells" illustrate Poe's meticulous sense of construction, with the signature themes of romance and melancholy that characterized his short and troubled life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant readings by Paul Scofield!

    • By Anthony Scheinman on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $13.96

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