Stories from Shakespeare – The Plantagenets by William Shakespeare audiobook

Stories from Shakespeare – The Plantagenets

By William Shakespeare
Edited by David Timson
Read by Anton Lesser and a full cast

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094014630

  • ISBN: 9781094014623

  • ISBN: 9781094014647

Runtime: 3.86 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Naxos Audiobooks presents the history of the Plantaganets as seen through the eyes of Shakespeare. These easy-to-understand introductions feature key speeches and scenes from the plays themselves. This is a very accessible starter for children approaching Shakespeare for the first time, as well as an invaluable aid in understanding the history of the Plantaganets from Richard II to Richard III. 

This set covers: Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3, and Richard III. These are read by an outstanding cast of English classical actors, and introduced by Anton Lesser.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Engaging Elizabethan music opens this Shakespearean gem and occasionally reappears. The complex and volatile histories of Richard II and Henry IV come alive, thanks to the ensemble of actors led by Anton Lesser who portray the hatred between the two enemies and their followers. It’s particularly compelling to hear brilliant and famous speeches from the eight plays, including ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!’ Background sounds amplify the fearful dreams and terrified awakening of Richard II, who imprisons the two young princes in the Tower of London. All sound real, as if listeners are bystanders.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: William Shakespeare

Author Bio: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 3.86
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English