Macbeth by William Shakespeare audiobook

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
Read by Alan Cumming

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664620384

  • ISBN: 9781664639959

Runtime: 1.73 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of William Shakespeare's most performed, quoted, and studied plays, Macbeth is a riveting tale of personal and political corruption that continues to astonish audiences over 400 years after it was first performed. This audio production based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare text stars Stephen Dillane in the title role and Fiona Shaw as Lady Macbeth. Following a rousing military victory, Scottish nobleman Macbeth encounters three witches who offer him a terrifying, yet exhilirating prophecy. He then embarks on a ruthless campaign to usurp the crown and take control of his homeland. But the fates are fickle and Macbeth's lust for power has frightening consequences. "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, / And then is heard no more. It is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing."-Macbeth, Act V scene V

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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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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 1.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English