Folger Shakespeare Library, The World's Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies
The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Macbeth to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.
Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit.
This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.
Public Domain (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
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"Voice actors don't match the characters"
The actors sound constantly out of breath and stumbling, like overly dramatic teenagers or Michael Cera. Not at all fitting for the figures King MacBeth and Banquo. Completely ruins the story hearing their uneven breaths and insecure delivery.
Especially after listening to the Tempest, narrated by Ian McKellen, this audio book sounds completely amateur .
Couldn't make it past the first thirty minutes.
Shakespeare deserves to be heard not read. This is what audiobooks are for! Highly recommended!
"A wonderful version of a Shakespeare classic!"
A great listen for a plane or car ride. Well acted and dramatized. This Shakespeare classic comes alive and is a joy to listen.
"Great presentation of a great play"
Listened in advance of seeing same at Stratford, ON in July 2016. Incredibly well done. Well paced to allow even an inexperienced ear follow with reasonable ease. The flourishes and music complemented the presentation and was appropriately understated.
"Listen & read simultaneously"
Listening and reading simultaneously made this more understandable. Great sound effects and music! Presentation was excellent!
"Too many American accents"
Look, it was alright. The witches were good! Although some actors put on English accents, the occasional American accent really grates. I'm sorry but Macbeth should be done with English accents not American. just my view I know, but it ruined my enjoyment. Sorry.
I bought this to teach Macbeth to my 5th grade class. The format did not
allow for finding Acts and Scennes easily at the beginning of class. I was
not allowed to get a refund
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