King Lear by William Shakespeare audiobook
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King Lear

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Barry Creyton
Performed by a full cast

Blackstone Publishing

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482949506

  • ISBN: 9781482949483

  • ISBN: 9781482949490

  • ISBN: 9781482962734

Runtime: 2.75 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2013 production of King Lear, Shakespeare's dark yet brilliant tragedy of madness and betrayal, directed by artistic director Bill Rauch. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen.

Ambition is thicker than blood …

King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness, and unspeakable acts—with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“By sticking to their American accents and vocal rhythms, Michael Winters (King Lear) and the entire Oregon Shakespeare Festival cast bring emotional freshness, ease, and clarity to the dense and heightened language and classic characters of this cornerstone of world literature. Well-mixed transitions, percussive music, and intense and convincing sword and battle sound effects add layers to the production, making it sound more film-like than stage-like…A solid and well-spoken interpretation of a time-honored classic.” AudioFile

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Author

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, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English