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Download BBC Radio Shakespeare: King Lear (Dramatized) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample BBC Radio Shakespeare: King Lear (Dramatized) Audiobook, by William Shakespeare
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Colin Redgrave, Geraldine James, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

Some of the most stirring scenes Shakespeare ever wrote vibrate with powerful resonance in this grippingly dramatic radio production. Tortured madness, pure evil, and the fatal struggle for power grip the listener until the final, shockingly tragic conclusion.

Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 6/2/2011

    " An amazing and intense tale of Shakespeares. I will never forget reading the scene where it's a monologue of Lear's and he's cursing the skies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/29/2011

    " Re-read this Shakespearean classic to fully prepare for Saturday's performance of "King Lear" by Sir Derek Jacobi. I can't wait to see him in this role! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/21/2011

    " This was required reading in my freshman comp class at Bellarmine. This play was included in our literature anthology, "The Experience of Literature" by Lionell Trilling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 5/20/2011

    " I'd give Lear 4.5 stars if I could. Not five, because only books that mean a lot to me personally get five; but this is a gorgeous play, and definitely in my top five of Shakespeare's works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/17/2011

    " Didn't get around to this until my senior year of college. How'd I miss it for 22 years? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/15/2011

    " This is an absolutely terrific edition of King Lear. Slowing picking my through the text (taking pains to absorb all the footnotes along the way) proved to be an enormously rewarding experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jbdean | 5/12/2011

    " An assault on age and custom. Touching, but not my favorite of the Bard's tragedies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/12/2011

    " I liked reading it but I didn't like reading it for school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Huma | 5/11/2011

    " I didn't much care for this play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Giselle | 5/6/2011

    " Read for school.
    It was sad when Cordelia died - but then it's a tragedy, isn't it? "

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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.