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William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present Argo Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.

For the first time, the complete works of Shakespeare are available to download as one. This collection includes all 37 plays, four narrative poems and the sonnets.

Performed by an incredible array of the 20th century’s greatest actors, Ian McKellen, Timothy West, Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Roy Dotrice, Prunella Scales and many others can be heard in these recordings.

All of the Shakespeare plays within the Argo Classics catalogue are performed by the Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players. The Marlowe was founded in 1907 with a mission to focus on effective delivery of verse, respect the integrity of texts and rescue neglected plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and the less performed plays of Shakespeare himself. The Marlowe has performed annually at Cambridge Arts Theatre since its opening in 1936 and continues to produce some of the finest actors of their generations.

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No navigation possible!

This is surely a great audiobook. But there is no way to choose the play you care going to listen to. It is arbitrarily cut into 9 sections and this doesn’t even correlate to the beginning of a book! So be prepared to listen for 90 hours to all of Shakespeare before finding the play you’d like to listen to, but i am returning it!

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Ignore comments saying the books aren’t listed, they are.

I had been put off buying it as reviewers had said the individuals plays aren’t listed. I have just downloaded it and they are. The whole collection is divided into 9 sections so you don’t have to download all 100 or so hours, but once you then select one of the 9 sections click on “chapters” and it lists all of the plays separately that are in that section. My only criticism is that it would be useful in the audible book detail to list which plays are in each of the 9 sections. But apart from that it’s a great production and wonderful value for money.

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The plays are listed now!

I downloaded this, slightly concerned that I’d have to wade through every play to find what I needed. But the plays are listed once you download the book on the app (it’s split into 9 parts, and each part is divided into chapters, with the beginning and end of each play being clearly marked). It would be handy to have a master list of plays, in order to locate the part you need to download if you don’t have room for everything, but they are in alphabetical order so it’s easy to make an educated guess. Wonderful value to have all the plays together like this.

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