To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.
If school turned you off Shakespeare, find out what you've been missing all these years with this beautifully crafted audio presentation.
From the creators of SmartPass audio education study guides, voted third in a national poll to find the UK's favourite audibook (2008). Winners of 3 Spoken Word Awards for Best Drama (2004), Best Original Audio and Best Publishing Initiative (2005).
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This makes Shakespeare so much more accessible, Much better than when I was at school, I am now able to appreciate why he is considered the best writer ever. Love the background history too.
"If a child must read R&J, get this recording"
The language and slang are (as you know), are extremely anachronistic. The narrator explains and translates to modern English beautifully. After spending 4 hours listening to this recording, a modern teenager will be able to understand the historic context of the play and discuss the concepts as an adult
"Fantastic! Even my seven year old raved!"
If you have a Shakespeare phobia, this is the collection for you. I can't say enough great things about it. The history is good, the actors present it beautifully and the narrator will have you coming back for more. Definitely worth the money!
What an incredible pity that Shakespeare's beautiful work is polluted by a commentary that is low-minded and without any respect for the upright and God-fearing man that Shakespeare was and communicated through his plays. Shakespeare would be horrified to hear his work inundated with a non-intellectual, disrespectful, and immoral-minded tone. I am deeply disheartened by this audio, and when I have recovered from my shock and dismay, will listen to the pure plays of Shakespeare as they were meant to be in all their beauty and uprightness.
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