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BBC Dramatisations - Shakespeare

 
  • Lenny Henry in Othello
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Lenny Henry
    3.70 (18 ratings)
    This BBC Radio production stars much-loved actor and comedian Lenny Henry, who won the Evening Standard's Best Newcomer Award for his stunning performance as the tortured Moor. First performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, it subsequently toured the country before arriving in London's West End where Henry received rave reviews.
  • Antony and Cleopatra (BBC Radio 3: Drama On 3)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Frances Barber, David Harewood
    4.50 (2 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast enactment of Shakespeare's last great tragedy, 'Antony and Cleopatra', with David Harewood and Frances Barber in the title roles. Originally broadcast as part of the 'Drama on 3' series on 27 June 2010.Telling the story of one of history's most famous couples, 'Antony and Cleopatra' contains some of the most beautiful poetry in the English Language.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Anrtony & Cleopatra (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Frances Barber, David Harewood, Full Cast
    4.60 (5 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: As You Like It (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, David Morrissey, Natasha Little, Full Cast
    4.40 (12 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
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  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Coriolanus (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Samuel West, Susannah York, Full Cast
    5.00 (3 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Hamlet (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Michael Sheen, Kenneth Cranham, Juliet Stevenson, Full Cast
    4.50 (46 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Stella Gonet, Nicholas Farrell, Full Cast
    4.20 (19 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: King Lear (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Colin Redgrave, Geraldine James, Full Cast
    4.60 (15 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
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  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Macbeth (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Ken Stott, Phyllis Logan, Full Cast
    4.30 (29 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by David Tennant, Samantha Spiro, Full Cast
    4.60 (59 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Othello (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Ray Fearon, Anastasia Hille, Full Cast
    4.80 (11 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Douglas Henshall, Sophie Dahl, Susannah York, Full Cast
    4.10 (7 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
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  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part One (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Julian Glover, Jamie Glover, Full Cast
    3.00 (2 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Henry the IV, Part 2
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.50 (2 ratings)
    Father and son Julian and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and his son, Hal, in this powerful production, which also stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former director of the Royal National Theatre.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: The Tempest (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Philip Madoc, Nina Wadia, Full Cast
    4.20 (11 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Michael Maloney, Josette Simon, Anne-Marie Duff, Full Cast
    4.20 (10 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
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  • All the World's a Stage: A Collection of Shakespeare's Speeches
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by various
    3.60 (5 ratings)
    Here is a collection of Shakespeare's most inspiring speeches from the BBC Sound Archives. Hear timeless soliloquies from Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Henry V, King Lear, Macbeth, Richard III, and The Merchant of Venice, memorably delivered by some of the leading actors of the 20th century.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: Richard II (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Samuel West, Joss Ackland, Full Cast
    4.50 (12 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dramatized)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Sylvestra Le Touzel, Sam West, David Threlfall
    4.20 (18 ratings)
    Fairy magic wreaks havoc and midsummer madness takes over as lovers tread the delicate line between fancy and reality. This fresh and vibrant production brilliantly reflects the BBC's decades of experience when it comes to Shakespeare.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Sian Phillips, Emma Fielding, Miriam Margolyes, Full Cast
    3.80 (8 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
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  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Warren Mitchell, Martin Jarvis, Samuel West, Full Cast
    4.40 (14 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew (Dramatised)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Gerard McSorley, Ruth Mitchell, Full Cast
    4.30 (12 ratings)
    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
  • Pericles (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Benjamin Zephaniah, Tom Mannion, Helen Longworth
    4.50 (2 ratings)
    Shakespeare's romantic adventure is full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero, and the goddess Diana. A multicultural cast, world music, and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah give this timeless tale a contemporary twist.
  • Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Bill Wallis, Nia Roberts, William Houston, Sian Phillips, Andrew Wincott
    4.30 (7 ratings)
    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare's classic 'Cymbeline', starring Bill Wallis. Originally broadcast in December 2006 as part of the 'Drama on 3' collection.Shakespeare's play, set during the Roman invasion of Britain, centres around the banishment of the man who has incurred the wrath of the king by secretly marrying his daughter. Confusion follows in an intricate plot in which nobody is quite who they seem to be.
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  • Hamlet (Classic Radio Theatre)
    by William Shakespeare
    Narrated by Ronald Pickup, Maxine Audley, Angela Pleasance
    4.60 (7 ratings)
    Ronald Pickup, Angela Pleasance, and Maxine Audley star in this BBC Radio 4 1971 production of Shakespeare's famous tragedy of the Prince of Denmark. Written over 400 years ago, Hamlet still remains one of the most powerful, influential, and thrilling tragedies in the English language.