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BBC Radio Shakespeare Performance

BBC Radio Shakespeare: As You Like It (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

The trees and shrubs resonate with declarations of love and confessions of assumed identity in this exciting new production, where the intimacy of radio brilliantly recreates the closed-off, magical world of the Forest of Arden.

Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

© and (P)2000 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    Philip Tonbridge, United Kingdom 21/01/2008
    Philip Tonbridge, United Kingdom 21/01/2008 Member Since 2017
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    "Buy it, love it, rave about it..."

    This is superb. I didn't know the play but was hooked from the word go.

    All the cast are wonderful- This is one of the best Shakespeare dramatisations that I've heard from the BBC.

    It is not unabridged- which is both a strength and a weakness- they have struck out virtually anything that could be obscure- so it all romps along beautifully- and yet the purist within me feels slightly short-changed by the abridgements.

    Secondly the music is probably the productions weakest point. They keep the singing to a minimum which under the circumstances is probably a blessing.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom 09/01/2009
    Sheila Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom 09/01/2009
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    "Fantastic!"

    All the cast are amazing with no exception! easy to follow and definitely the best example of a Shakespeare Audiobook i've seen so far!
    The only weak points (but this is just me being picky) is that sometimes Rosalind and Celia's voices are slightly too similar to flow clearly. - However thats probably just me. Also the fact its not the unabridged version is a mixed blessing.
    BUT anyway these minor points still don't affect the fact that i'm giving this 5 stars :D

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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