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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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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
    • Annoying

    • By M. Y. L. on 07-19-15

    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 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Rachel Roberts, Cyryl Cusak, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • A Christmas Carol

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

    • Bleak House

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

    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

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    On Christmas Eve, young Pip, an orphan being raised by his sister and her husband, encounters a convict in the village churchyard. The man, a convict who has escaped from a prison ship, scares Pip into stealing him some food and a file to grind away his leg shackle. This incident is crucial: firstly, it gives Pip, who must steal the goods from his sister's house, his first taste of true guilt, and secondly, Pip's kindness warms the convict's heart. The convict, however, waits many years to truly show his gratitude.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
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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

    • Bleak House

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

    Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation of the Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce case in the High Court of Chancery, and the familiar Dickensian concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo and the overindulged Harold Skimpole.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Diana Wynyard, Wilfrid Lawson and Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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

    • Scenes from Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Anthony Quayle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are 160 minutes of extracted scenes from Shakespeare’s finest plays, read by a staggering cast. The plays of Shakespeare are fully alive only in performance, and the HarperCollins recordings of the complete plays offer scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Othello, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • King Lear

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. READ BY PAUL SCHOFIELD AND CAST.King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is considered one of his greatest works. King Lear descends into madness after wrongly distributing his estate on the strength of flattery. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • David Copperfield

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "I am born" famously begins David Copperfield. However, this is a birth which is blighted by its timing: 12 o'clock on a Friday night at precisely the time the clock began to strike. Such untimeliness means that David was destined to be unlucky in life and would be privileged to see ghosts and spirits, a dubious privilege. In David Copperfield, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are invoked in relation to a range of male characters and situations.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • 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

    • A Christmas Carol

    • The Classics Read by Celebrities
    • 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

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