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Hamlet

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Jamie Parker stars as the Prince of Denmark in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast production.

At the Castle of Elsinore in Denmark, the court is uneasy. The king of Denmark has recently died and the throne has been claimed by the king's brother, Claudius. Prince Hamlet, still in mourning for his father, distrusts Claudius and believes that what has happened at the court 'cannot come to good'. The ghost of his father has told him he was murdered by Claudius. Can it be true? He arranges for a troupe of players to emulate such a murder before the court, in the hope that the truth will out.

As circumstances play out, and Hamlet is variously counselled and challenged by the King and Queen, Laertes, Polonius, Ophelia, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the fabric of the court starts to unravel. Soon Hamlet's indecision leads to a series of tragic events - and to what end?

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    Je suis Charlie directly above the centre of the earth 10/12/2015
    Je suis Charlie directly above the centre of the earth 10/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "This is the excellent foppery of the world"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yup. Got some good Shakespeare in it.


    What other book might you compare Hamlet to, and why?

    Other Shakespeare stuff.


    What does Jamie Parker and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Mouthwords for your face-ears.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is the excellent foppery of the world that when we are sick in fortune—often the surfeit of our own behavior—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence, and all that we are evil in by a divine thrusting-on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star!


    Any additional comments?

    Shakespeare.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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