Here are 160 minutes of extracted scenes from Shakespeare's finest plays, read by a staggering cast. The plays of Shakespeare are fully alive only in performance, and the HarperCollins recordings of the complete plays offer scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Othello, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. Performed by a distinguished company of actors, including Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Anthony Quayle, Paul Scofield, Albert Finney, Jeremy Brett, Dorothy Tutin, Claire Bloom, and Vanessa Redgrave, this production provides a wide-ranging introduction to the work of the world's greatest playwright.
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The performance is great, but unless you are very familiar with Shakespeare, you cannot tell which plan and which scene each extract is from and who are performing! If you bought this in old audio tape format, the information was supplied. The same should be given to the purchaser of audio download. Some audio lecture courses do just that. Very much disappointed in this account, especially this supposed to be a great 'introduction' to the Bard.
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