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All the World's a Stage: A Collection of Shakespeare's Speeches Audiobook

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Here is a collection of Shakespeare's most inspiring speeches from the BBC Sound Archives, including:

Romeo & Juliet - Act I, Scene III
O Romeo, Romeo - wherefore art thou Romeo. This impassioned speech is beautifully spoken by Fay Compton.

Hamlet - Act III, Scene I
To be or not to be - that is the question.... Michael Redgrave stars as Shakespeare's troubled Prince of Denmark.

Henry V - Act IV, Scene III
This day is called the feast of Crispian.... In one of the most famous and inspirational of Shakespeare's speeches, Richard Burton's rich and resonant voice delivers Henry V's address to his army on the eve of Agincourt.

King Lear - Act II, Scene IV
I prithee, daughter, do not make me mad.... Alec Guinness's performance as King Lear stirs the listener.

Macbeth - Act I, Scene VII
If it were done when 'tis done.... One of Shakespeare's most famous and memorable speeches, with Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, bringing these ominous words vividly to life.

Macbeth - Act II, Scene II
Is this a dagger which I see before me..... With Denis Quilley as Macbeth, this recording brings Shakespeare's memorable words to life.

Richard III - Act I, Scene I
Now is the winter of our discontent.... Ian Holm delivers King Richard III's soliloquy, bringing Shakespeare's wonderful lines, full of psychological insight, vividly to life.

The Merchant Of Venice - Act IV, Scene I
The quality of mercy is not strained.... Hannah Gordon is Shakespeare's wise Portia. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Sarah | 10/25/2012

    " Contains some of the weirdest illustrations I've ever seen in a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Evangeline | 5/22/2011

    " Very handy to have around to refer to, if i was to buy individual copies of all his works it would be costly and take up far too much space. Alhough of course i still like to buy special copies of my favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by K. | 5/18/2011

    " I haven't read everything in it, obviously, and the 5 stars is mostly because...well, the book has everything Shakespeare and I bought it at a used-book store four years ago, in mint condish, for 20 bucks. If that doesn't deserve a 5, right off the bat, I don't know what does. Bargain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Ben | 5/1/2011

    " Believe it or not, I have read them all O.o "

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About the Author
Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.