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LibriVox recording of Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare. Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of...
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LibriVox recording of The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Sonia; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin The Winter's Tale —one of Shakespeare's final plays—tells the story of two neighboring kings, Leontes of Sicilia and Polixenes of Bohemia. Friends since childhood, their relationship is put under a grave test when a maddened and jealous Leontes publicly accuses his beautiful wife, Hermione, of infidelity. Turbulent chaos engulfs Sicilia as Leontes'...
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LibriVox recording of Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Tony Addison Described as a "problem play" Measure for Measure is only as much a problem as life itself is- that is, are there any easy answers to questions aplenty? For example: when "mortality and mercy" live in one person's mouth, can justice be said to exist - as such? And: when you're a young woman on the very verge of dedicating your whole life and being to the service of God and the...
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LibriVox recording of Othello , by William Shakespeare. Othello is the story of a cross-cultural romance between the title character, a noble moor who is a general in the Venetian army, and Desdemona, a beautiful and virtuous Venetian lady. The newly-married couple fall prey to the machinations of Iago, Othello's jealous ensign, who plots to destroy their union. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast: Duke of Venice: Filippo Gioachin Brabantio: om123 First Senator: David Lawrence Second Senator:...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen different recordings of Sonnet 116, by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 15th, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/sonnet-116-by-william-shakespeare/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 17, 2016. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Eunah Choi; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; NoelBadrian; Phil Schempf; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter. A LibriVox Weekly Poetry tribute to William Shakespeare marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death in April 2016. Two of Shakespeare's most...
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LibriVox readers present the ninth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are...
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Librivox recording of Shakespeare Monologue Collection Volume 5 by William Shakespeare. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. LibriVox readers present the fourth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays....
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues, Volume 1, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best,...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of MacBeth by William Shakespeare. Read by LibriVox Volunteer Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign...
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LibriVox recording of The Rape of Lucrece, by William Shakespeare. The Rape of Lucrece (1594) is a narrative poem by William Shakespeare about the legendary Lucretia. Lucrece draws on the story described in both Ovid's Fasti and Livy's history of Rome. In 509 BC, Sextus Tarquinius, son of Tarquin, the king of Rome, raped Lucretia (Lucrece), wife of Collatinus, one of the king's aristocratic retainers. As a result, Lucrece committed suicide. Her body was paraded in the Roman Forum by the king's...
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LibriVox recording of The London Prodigal by William Shakespeare. Published in 1605 with the title: "The London Prodigall. As it was plaide by the Kings Maiesties servants. By William Shakespeare, London." And included in the 3rd and 4th Shakespeare folios. But Tucker Brooke, author of The Shakespeare Apocrypha (available separately here at Librivox) says "any theory which supports the play's authenticity may safely be branded as utterly untenable.... Shakespeare's catholicity...
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Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Read by Becky Crackel. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare's plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. It concerns the fate of two very young lovers who would do anything to be together. The Montagues and the Capulets of Verona, Italy, are in the midst of a long-standing feud when Romeo Montague drops in on a masquerade party at the Capulets'. While there he meets and woos the...
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LibriVox recording of Julius Caesar (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. When Julius Caesar returns to Rome from conquering the Gauls, Cassius and his friends are worried that he will try to seize power and make himself emperor. Cassius must act fast. He gathers Brutus, Cinna, and others to stop Julius Caesar and save the Roman Republic! This play was recorded in two weeks as part of Librivox's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death....
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LibriVox recording of King Lear by William Shakespeare, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. King Lear is widely held as the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies; to some, it is the greatest play ever written. King Lear abdicates the British throne, to divide his kingdom among his three daughters in proportion to their professed love of him. His plan misfires when Cordelia, his youngest and favourite daughter, refuses to flatter her father;...
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LibriVox recording of Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. Love's Labour's Lost is an early comedy by William Shakespeare. Ferdinand, the King of Navarre, and his three friends take a vow of study and seclusion for three years, during which they are forbidden to see or speak to women. Their vows are immediately tested by the arrival of the Pricess of France and her three ladies to the King's court. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast: Biron: mb Boyet: Mark Penfold...
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LibriVox recording of Cymbeline (Version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Sonia; Tony Addison; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Cymbeline is one of the last plays Shakespeare wrote, classified by scholars as a late romance or comedy. It's famous for featuring a highly convoluted plot that oftentimes feels like a grab bag of elements from Shakespeare's greatest hits: we have virtuous lovers, a temperamental monarch, a conniving stepmother, an untrustworthy Italian, an arrogant clod,...
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LibriVox recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream (version 4) by William Shakespeare.. Read in English by Sonia; Tony Addison; John Burlinson Even people who claim to hate Shakespearean comedy have to admit that they love A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The original play is already naturally divided into three realms: the mortal world, the faerie realm and the play within the play, thus it presents the perfect opportunity to double and triple cast the same actors. So it was really only a matter of...
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Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of November 27, 2005: Sonnet 23 by William Shakespeare. Read by: Annie Cori Samuel Gord MacKenzie Hugh McGuire Kristen McQuillin Kara Shallenberg Mtl3p Scott Monroe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks and to find out how to become a volunteer reader, please visit Librivox ....
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Librivox recording of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare. Read by Sam Stinson. Shakespeare’s Sonnets , or simply The Sonnets , comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years. (Summary from wikipedia) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (64MB)
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 11 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. Read in Multilingual by Tony Addison; Maria Kasper; J. Olpecre; Tony Scheinman; Piotr Nater; John Burlinson; Lucy Perry; Beth Thomas; Algy Pug This is the eleventh collection of monologues from Shakespeare's various plays. Various characters will speak on various topics, some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very...
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LibriVox recording of Romeo and Juliet (version 4) by William Shakespeare. Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife. (Summary from the Prologue) Cast : Narrator: Laurie Anne Walden Romeo: mb...
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LibriVox recording of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare. Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeare's earliest tragedy; it is believed to have been written in the early 1590s. It depicts a Roman general who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with his enemy Tamora, the Queen of the Goths. The play is by far Shakespeare's bloodiest work. It lost popularity during the Victorian era because of its gore, and it has only recently seen its fortunes revive. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Aaron: David...
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LibriVox recording of Twelfth Night (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Sonia; Tony Addison; John Burlinson; LindaB; John Farrell Twelfth Night, or What You Wil is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn...
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LibriVox recording of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's great festive comedy, probably written and first performed around 1601, follows the adventures of twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated from each other by a shipwreck. Viola, believing her brother dead, disguises herself as a page in order to serve the lovesick Duke Orsino, who has been rejected by the Countess Olivia. The ensemble cast includes a roster of wonderfully comic characters: Olivia's drunken uncle Sir...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Cast: Claudius, King of Denmark -- Michael Sirois Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet -- Elizabeth Klett Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark -- dolohov Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King -- John Gonzalez Polonius, Lord Chamberlain -- Andy Minter Laertes, Son to Polonius -- Denny Sayers Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius -- Kristin Hughes Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius --...
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LibriVox recording of The Merry Wives of Windsor (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin; Jenn Broda; Kelly S. Taylor. After the character’s colorful exploits proved a rousing success in Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2 , William Shakespeare brought back the roguish knight Sir John Falstaff for one last adventure in The Merry Wives of Windsor , which is notable for being the only play he wrote that is set in his contemporary...
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LibriVox recording of Much Ado About Nothing (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by a full cast. Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, because it combines elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. Much Ado About Nothing chronicles two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice (the main couple), and Claudio and Hero (the secondary couple). Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a very...
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LibriVox recording of The Second Part of King Henry IV (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin; Jenn Broda; Kelly S. Taylor. This sequel and third entry of the Henriad immediately follows the events of Henry IV, Part 1 and the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, which saw the Percys’ rebellion against the King quashed and its leader, Hotspur, killed in combat with the Prince of Wales. Upon hearing of Hotspur’s death, his father, the Earl...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 16 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. Read in Multilingual by Cavaet; Cordelia Glende; Cavaet; Cavaet; Cavaet; Jenn Broda; Juls11; Juls11; Joanna Michal Hoyt; Hannah Dormor; Hannah Dormor; Bruce Kachuk; Bruce Kachuk; Bruce Kachuk; Andrew Gaunce; Refilwe Baloyi; Bruce Kachuk; Cillia Ajaegbu; Alan Mapstone; Cavaet; Maria Agustina Von; shamy4; shamy4; shamy4; Cavaet This is the 16th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection,...
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LibriVox recording of The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare. The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, and is Shakespeare's only play to deal exclusively with contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Anne Page, Mistress Page's daughter: Elizabeth Barr Bardolph, sharper attending on Falstaff: Alan...
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LibriVox recording of As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's pastoral comedy was written and first performed around 1599, and presents some of his familiar motifs: a cross-dressing heroine, a wise-cracking fool, brothers usurping their brothers' power, a journey from the court to the country, and various romantic entanglements. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett Cast Orlando: Arielle Lipshaw Adam/Hymen: Kevin Green Oliver/Le Beau/First Lord/First Page: Todd Touchstone/Dennis/First...
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LibriVox recording of As You Like It (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Long theorized to be one of Shakespeare's mid-career works, As You Like It remains an evergreen favorite for audiences and scholars alike for its sparkling characters, pastoral setting, gorgeous prose and entertaining storylines that converge in fun and surprising ways. When several characters, including an elderly French duke, his headstrong daughter Rosalind,...
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LibriVox recording of Twelfth Night. Hidden and mistaken identities, requited and unrequited loves, pranks and jokes abound in this romantic comedy. (Summary by Karen Savage) Cast: Orsino, Duke of Illyria — Joshua B. Christensen Sebastian — Madame Tusk Antonio, a Sea Captain, friend to Sebastian — Alan Davis Drake A Sea Captain — Kara Shallenberg Valentine, a gentleman attending on the Duke — Zachary Brewster-Geisz Curio, a gentleman attending on the Duke — Heather Barnett Sir Toby...
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LibriVox recording of Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. Troilus and Cressida is Shakespeare's "problem" play about the Trojan War. As the opening Chorus tells us, the play "begins in the middle" of the epic conflict, and counterpoints the drama of battle with the romance of the title characters. Just as Agamemnon and his Greek forces (particularly the smooth-tongued Ulysses) attempt to woo the invincible Achilles to resume fighting on their...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Winter by William Shakespeare. This poem is from "Love's Labour's Lost". This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 27th, 2009. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (8MB)
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LibriVox recording of The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. Mad with jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia orders his best friend Polixenes killed, his child abandoned, and his wife put on trial for adultery. Sixteen years later, Perdita, raised as a shepherd's daughter, falls in love with Polixenes's royal son and returns to her father's kingdom. (Summary by Arielle Lipshaw) Cast: Antigonus: John Doyle Archidamus: David Nicol Autolycus: Algy Pug Camillo: mb Cleomenes: Vicente Costa Filho...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of King Lear (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Known for its heartrending emotion and shocking violence, The Tragedy of King Lear is seen as one of Shakespeare's towering masterpieces. It tells the tale of the ageing King Lear, a British monarch who disposes of his vast kingdom by giving bequests to his two eldest daughters when they flatter his vanity. Unbeknown to him, these daughters hide cold...
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LibriVox 's weekly poetry project for the week of April 23, 2006: Sonnet 73 , by William Shakespeare. To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, LibriVox volunteers bring you ten different recordings of Sonnet 73. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 23rd, 2006. (Summary by Annie Coleman) For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/sonnet-73-by-william-shakespeare/ For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit...
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LibriVox recording of Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare. Venus and Adonis is Shakespeare's narrative poem about the love of the goddess Venus for the mortal youth Adonis, dedicated partly to his patron, the Earl of Southampton (thought by some to be the beautiful youth to which many of the Sonnets are addressed). The poem recounts Venus' attempts to woo Adonis, their passionate coupling, and Adonis' rejection of the goddess, to which she responds with jealousy, with tragic results. This...
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Shakespeare Monologues Collection 010, by William Shakespeare. LibriVox readers present the tenth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres – tragedy, comedy, romance, &c – that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these...
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Librivox recording of Shakespeare Monologue Collection Vol. 8 by William Shakespeare. Read by Librivox Volunteers. LibriVox readers present the eighth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays....
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 13 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Marwa Khalouf; Tony Addison; Ian King; John Burlinson; dchen; Tomas Peter; Rachel; Lily Marie; ltang; Chris Pyle; rosalinger; Leanne Yau; Aja This is the thirteenth collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Our readers have chosen their favourite monologues from Shakespeare's famous comedies, tragedies, and histories, covering a wide range of topics, emotions, and...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Sonnet 28 by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of August 26th, 2007. For more information on the readers, please visit the catalog page: http://librivox.org/sonnet-28-by-william-shakespeare/ . For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (7MB)
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Librivox 's weekly poetry project for the week of March 5, 2006: Sonnet 130 , by William Shakespeare. LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen different readings of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 . This sonnet offers a look into the Elizabethan ideal of womanly beauty, then turns it on its head with wry realism. Then, as now, real beauty is inside. (Summary by Fox in the Stars) For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/sonnet-130-by-william-shakespeare/ For more free...
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LibriVox recording of King Lear by William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. The play is based on the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. It has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, and the role of Lear has been coveted and played...
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LibriVox recording of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. (Translated by José López Tomás.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Macbeth cuenta una historia de crimen y castigo entreverada de brujería y elementos sobrenaturales. Amparado en las engañosas profecías de las Hermanas Fatídicas, brujas o diosas del destino, Macbeth decide asesinar a su rey y tomar la corona. Consciente del horror al que se entrega, forja su terrible destino y se deja poseer por el mal que nace del ansia de poder,...
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LibriVox recording of The Merchant of Venice (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Perhaps the most controversial of Shakespeare's comedies, The Merchant of Venice tells the tale of a man, Bassanio, who has a crazy plan to woo the heiress, Portia, with money borrowed off an old Jewish money lender, Shylock. However, when the money isn't repaid soon enough, his friend Antonio, the titular Merchant of Venice, may have to pay the ultimate price for Bassanio's...
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LibriVox recording of King Henry IV, Part 1, by William Shakespeare. King Henry IV, Part 1 is the second of Shakespeare’s eight Wars of the Roses history plays, with events following those of King Richard II . As the play opens, King Henry IV (formerly Henry Bolingbroke) and Henry Percy (Hotspur) argue over the disposition of prisoners from the Battle of Holmedon. The King’s attitude toward Mortimer and the Percy family prompts them to plot rebellion. In the meantime, his son Prince Hal is...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Where the Bee Sucks by William Shakespeare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 8, 2012. Where the Bee Sucks is a song performed by Ariel, an airy spirit, in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Tempest has proved more popular as a subject for composers than most of Shakespeare's plays. Scholar Julie Sanders ascribes this to the "perceived 'musicality' or lyricism" of the play. Thomas Arne, best known for the patriotic song Rule,...
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LibriVox recording of The History of Troilus and Cressida (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin The History of Troilus and Cressida has long baffled critics and audiences alike for its inconsistent tone, which ranges from bawdy comedy to somber tragedy, as well as its decidedly unheroic and unsympathetic cast of characters. It is also a work with a multivalent focus, jumping between different subplots and locations so that even the...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of King Richard II (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Billed by scholars as the first part of the all-encompassing Henriad , Richard II is a richly satisfying probe into the inner workings of monarchical rule and its evolution from being seen as divinely held to a more modern conception that incorporates political cunning. Shakespeare positions the titular Richard in the former position, his...
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LibriVox recording of As You Like It, by William Shakespeare. One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques...
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Librivox recording of Some Poems of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare. Read by Clarica. A selection of Shakespeare's poems from The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900. (Summary by Clarica) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (11MB)
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues (Coll. 007), by William Shakespeare. LibriVox readers present the seventh collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c. - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson,...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespearean Dialogues Collection 002. This is the second LibriVox collection of scenes from Shakespeare's plays, mainly comprising dialogues between two characters. The theme for this collection is "Women's Worlds," as the excerpts are all scenes between female characters. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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LibriVox recording of Richard III by William Shakespeare. Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around 1592-93. It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. As the play opens, the Wars of the Roses are over, King Edward IV (Richard's brother) is on the throne, and all is ostensibly well. The problem? Richard wants to be king - and he'll stop at nothing to realize his...
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LibriVox recording of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the earliest comedy written by Shakespeare (and possibly his first play), probably written around 1590-91. It focuses on two friends, Valentine and Proteus, whose friendship is disrupted by their mutual passion for the lovely Silvia. Proteus jilts Julia in order to pursue Silvia; she responds by enlisting the help of her maid Lucetta to dress as a boy and go after...
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LibriVox recording of The First Part of King Henry IV (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin; Jenn Broda; Kelly S. Taylor After the events of Richard II , wherein the conceited King Richard II is dethroned and assassinated, Shakespeare’s Henriad continues apace with this multifaceted work that details the reign of Richard’s illegitimate successor, King Henry IV. In this play, the first of two parts, a rift grows between the King and his...
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Librivox recording of The Passionate Pilgrim by William Shakespeare. Read by Caliban The Passionate Pilgrim was published by William Jaggard, later the publisher of Shakespeare’s First Folio. The first edition survives only in a single fragmentary copy; its date cannot be fixed with certainty since its title page is missing, though many scholars judge it likely to be from 1599, the year the second edition appeared with the attribution to Shakespeare. This version of The Passionate Pilgrim,...
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The Reign of King Edward the Third is an Elizabethan play printed anonymously in 1596. It has frequently been claimed that it was at least partly written by William Shakespeare, a view that Shakespeare scholars have increasingly endorsed. The rest of the play was probably written by Thomas Kyd. The play contains many gibes at Scotland and the Scottish people, which has led some critics to think that it is the work that incited George Nicolson, Queen Elizabeth's agent in Edinburgh, to protest...
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LibriVox recording of Henry VI Part 3, by William Shakespeare. Henry VI, Part 3 or The Third Part of Henry the Sixt (often written as 3 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, and 2 Henry VI focuses on the King's inability to quell the bickering of his...
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LibriVox recording of HAMLET, by William Shakespeare. Read by Sam Stinson. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned...
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LibriVox recording of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, believed to have been written between 1592 and 1594. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and...
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Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Read by Sam Stinson . Romeo and Juliet is an early tragedy by William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose "untimely deaths" ultimately unite their feuding households. The play has been highly praised by literary critics for its language and dramatic effect. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays....
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 32 recordings of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  April 23, 2019.    Read in English by Brian Dirkx; Bruce Kachuk; Eunah Choi; Carrie-Lorraine Sherry; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; Cammie Vavich; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Gail Wamba; Ian King; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Maria Kasper; Michele Fry; NoelBadrian; Phil Schempf; Peter...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 17 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. This is the 17th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which Librivox volunteers bring you their favorite characters' monologues. All topics and emotions are covered, from love to hate, drawn from Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies, world-famous and lesser known lines. Recordings are mostly in English, with two in Ukrainian. - Summary by ToddHW For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of Venus y Adonis by William Shakespeare. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Venus y Adonis es un poema de William Shakespeare, escrito en 1592-93. El argumento está basado en pasajes de las metamorfosis de Ovidio. Es un trabajo complejo y caleidoscópico que utiliza un tono y una perspectiva constantemente cambiantes, para presentar puntos de vista contrastantes sobre la naturaleza del amor. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of The Witches' Brew (MacBeth Act IV Scene I) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Ian King; Jason Mills; Julia Niedermaier; Lee Ann Howlett; Laurie Anne Walden; Leonard Wilson; and MaryAnnSpiegel. Librivox volunteers bring you seven readings of The Witches' Brew from Act IV Scene I of MacBeth, by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for October 26, 2014. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 12 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. Read in Multilingual by Sonia; Phil Schempf; John Burlinson; Maria Kasper; Leanne Yau; Fabiola; Tony Addison; Piotr Nater; VfkaBT; Leigh Spence; Luis Alberto Martín; Gail Nelson; J. Olpecre; Charlotte Duckett This is the 12th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which librivox volunteers bring you their favourite characters' monologues. All topics and emotions are covered,...
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Librivox recording of Sonnets, by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. (Summary from wikipedia.org) Read by: Sonnets 1-10: Annie Coleman Sonnets 11-20: Tyler Breisacher Sonnets 21-30: Greg, Jean-Francois, Hugh, Oana, Adrian, Wilson, Mike Sonnets 31-40: Ben Lee Sonnets 41-50: Nikolle Doolin Sonnets 51-60: Chris Goringe Sonnets 61-70: Gord Mackenzie Sonnets 71-80: Annie...
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare. The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of the play, Richard II banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke from England. Bolingbroke later returns with an army and the support of some of the nobility, and he deposes Richard. Richard is separated from his beloved Queen,...
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Librivox recording of Shakespeare Monologue Collection Vol. 6 by William Shakespeare. Read by Librivox Volunteers. LibriVox readers present the sixth collection of monologues from Shakespeares plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of...
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LibriVox recording of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was passionately interested in the history of Rome, as is evident from plays like Titus Andronicus , Julius Caesar , and Antony and Cleopatra . His tragedy Coriolanus was probably written around 1605-07, and dramatizes the rise and fall of a great Roman general, Caius Martius (later surnamed Coriolanus because of his military victory at Corioli). This play is unusual in that it provides a strong voice for the ordinary citizens...
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LibriVox recording of El Mercader de Venecia by William Shakespeare. (Translated by Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo.) Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Un mercader asume una deuda de tres mil ducados para ayudar a un gran amigo, el prestamista: un judío, que además le odia. El mercader acepta el trato de entregar al judío en caso de falta de pago una libra de su propia carne y de preferencia de aquella que se encuentra cerca al corazón, pues está seguro que sus negocios tienen buen viento. Pero...
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LibriVox recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare. Magic, fairies, young lovers chasing each other through a forest, a man with a donkey's head, and impish Puck wreaking havoc right and left. What's going on here? It's A Midsummer Night's Dream , Shakespeare at his most fanciful. The play opens with Theseus, Duke of Athens, preparing for his wedding. Egeus complains to Theseus that his daughter Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius. When Hermia is given the choice between...
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LibriVox recording of Fidele, by William Shakespeare. LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Fidele by William Shakespeare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 18th, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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LibriVox recording of Henry VIII by William Shakespeare. Performed by a full cast. This is Shakespeare's dutiful trubute to one of the most imposing and terrifying rulers in European history. The kingdom trembles as the giant monarch storms through his midlife crisis, disposing of the faithful Katharine of Aragon and starting a new life and, the king hopes, a line of succession with the captivating young Anne Bullen. Unlike his predecessors, Henry has no doubt about the security of his tenure...
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LibriVox recording of Henry VI Part 1 by William Shakespeare. Henry VI, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 2 Henry VI deals with the King's inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, and the inevitability of armed conflict, and 3 Henry VI deals with the horrors of that conflict, 1 Henry VI deals with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations...
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LibriVox recording of Othello by William Shakespeare. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Othello is a tragedy about the downfall of the titular hero, Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice. His cunning ensign, Iago, plots to goad his jealousy and thus manipulate his relationship with his wife, Desdemona, a noble and virtuous Venetian beauty whom he just married. (Summary by Junrui Zheng) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Read by Chris Hughes. Shakespeare's Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years. (Summary from wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues, Volume 4, by William Shakespeare. LibriVox readers present the fourth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres – tragedy, comedy, romance, &c – that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson,...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 14 by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Nemo; Foon; TJ Burns; alanmapstone; Peter Thomlinson; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf; billyp; Algy Pug; Ian King; JayKitty76; Leanne Yau This is the 14th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which librivox volunteers bring you their favourite characters' monologues. All topics and emotions are covered, from love to hate, comedies and tragedies, world-famous and lesser known...
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 15 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. Read in Multilingual by Alan Mapstone; Winston Tharp; Peter Yearsley; Isa; Chris Pyle; Andrew Gaunce; Cornel Nemes; Layabanoor; Teresa Spencer; EliseDee; Cavaet; Liber; Bruce Kachuk; Kelly S. Taylor; Mike Manolakes; donovandrowse This is the 15th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection, in which Librivox volunteers bring you their favorite characters' monologues. All topics and...
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LibriVox recording of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio. Modern editors generally agree that Shakespeare is responsible for almost exactly half the play—827 lines—the main portion after scene 9 that follows the story of Pericles...
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LibriVox recording of Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Both Ovid and Spenser also treat this ancient myth, but Spenser alters the ending, converting the tale into an archetype of fulfilled love, whereas Ovid, like Shakespeare, combines humor with pathos as a buffer against sentimentality. Ovid’s Venus behaves absurdly out of character, becoming a huntress to keep her lover company in the woods. Shakespeare, however, preserves decorum; his Venus...
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LibriVox recording of The Taming of the Shrew (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Charlotte Duckett; Rachel; Maria Kasper; Ray Kasper; Phil Schempf; Esther ben Simonides; Adele de Pignerolles; Elijah; Sonia; Tony Addison; LindaB; TriciaG; Delmar H Dolbier; Roohi; Hamlet; Kathrine Engan; Jennifer Fournier When local drunkard Christopher Sly walks into a tavern, the last thing he expects is a complex trick where, to the amusement of many others, he is tricked into believing...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 17, 2016. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Kathrine Engan; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; NoelBadrian; Phil Schempf and Tomas Peter. A LibriVox Weekly Poetry tribute to William Shakespeare marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death in April 2016. Two of Shakespeare's most famous...
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LibriVox recording of Henry VI Part 2 by William Shakespeare. Henry VI, Part 2 or The Second Part of Henry the Sixt (often written as 2 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals primarily with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, and 3 Henry VI deals with the horrors of that conflict, 2 Henry VI...
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LibriVox recording of Favourite Scenes From Shakespeare by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Michele Eaton; Sonia; Tony Addison; John Burlinson In 2012, the World Shakespeare Festival surveyed Britons as to their favourite plays by Shakespeare. This collection consists of 21 scenes from the most popular plays written by arguably the greatest writer in the English language, possibly any language. It is an homage to the Bard in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his death...
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LibriVox recording of The Comedy of Errors (version 2) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Elizabeth Klett; Jason Mills; Bob Neufeld; Amanda Friday; Kristin Gjerløw; ToddHW; Charlotte Duckett; Libby Gohn; engineerdst; Maryanka; Frances Brown; WoollyBee; Kimberly Krause; Halle Kill; gloriousjob; Chris Cartwright; and Krzysztof Rowiński. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant,...
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LibriVox recording of The Comedy of Errors (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Written sometime between 1592 and 1594, Comedy of Errors is certainly the exact recipe for a Shakespearean Comedy. Two sets of identical twin boys are born on the same day but separated when a freak tempest destroys their boat. Fast forward many years and by some twist of fate, the sets of twins are set to be reunited! But not before some false accusations of infidelity, theft,...
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LibriVox recording of King Henry IV, Part 2, by William Shakespeare. Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V . The play picks up where Henry IV, Part 1 left off. Its focus is on Prince Hal's journey toward kingship and his ultimate rejection of Falstaff. (Summary from Wikipedia) Characters: Rumour the Presenter and Lady Percy -...
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LibriVox recording of Mucedorus by William Shakespeare. Read in English by LibriVolunteers The 1610 edition says it is by Shakespeare, and the play was in a volume of Shakespeare in the library of Charles the Second. But, well, likely not actually a Shakespeare.... Perhaps by Robert Green (1558 - 1592) This play is mentioned as being popular in the 1611 Beaumont and Fletcher play 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle';. In fact, Mucedorus 'was enormously successful. This absurd play, with the...
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LibriVox recording of The Merchant of Venice , by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Folio of 1623. Bassanio, an impoverished gentleman, uses the credit of his friend, the merchant Antonio, to borrow money from a wealthy Jew, Shylock. Antonio pledges to pay Shylock a pound of flesh if he defaults on the loan, which Bassanio will use to woo a rich heiress, Portia. A subplot...
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Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. (Version 2) Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's famous tragedy of two "star-crossed lovers" from rival houses. Romeo and Juliet meet at a party and fall instantly in love, realizing too late that their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are mortal enemies. Braving parental opposition, the teenage lovers marry in secret, with the aid of the well-intentioned Friar Lawrence. Yet, as Shakespeare has often observed, the...
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LibriVox recording of Timon of Athens, by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. The Life of Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon (and probably influenced by the philosopher of the same name, as well), generally regarded as one of his most obscure and difficult works. Originally grouped with the tragedies, it is generally considered such, but some scholars group it with the problem plays. The play has caused considerable debate among...
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Librivox recording of A Personal Anthology of Shakespeare, compiled by Martin Clifton. Read by Martin Clifton This personal anthology is my choice of speeches from Shakespeare that I enjoy reading (that I would like to have had by heart years ago!) and that seem to me to illustrate his unsurpassed use of language. He was a man who seemed to know everything about human nature and as Orson Welles said 'he speaks to everyone and we all claim him'. I know that it has been said that 'it is...
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LibriVox recording of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth , perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what...
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LibriVox recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast of Librivox volunteers. The play features three interlocking plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta, which is set simultaneously in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast List: Theseus: Dave Nicol Egeus: James Silverstein Lysander: Peter Parshall Demetrius: Alex Lau...
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