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Download BBC Radio Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew (Dramatized) Audiobook

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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Gerard McSorley, Ruth Mitchell, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 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.

Layers of assumed identity, elaborate role-playing, and acerbic exchanges of wit reveal the real relationship between men and women in this exuberant production of one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies.

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

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 5/23/2011

    " This play best exemplifies how my love life will play out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/21/2011

    " The first straight comedy of Shakespeare's that I ever read. The characters and situations are hilarious, and I love the Kate and Petruchio relationship. A must read for anyone who's even remotely interested in Shakespeare! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 5/20/2011

    " I'm rating this 3-considering-it's-Shakespeare, not 3-compared-to-the-majority-of-books. It's fantastic, of course; just not among my favorites of his plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 5/18/2011

    " Cant give five stars to a play that encourages spousal abuse--even if its Shakespeare "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hay | 5/16/2011

    " loved 10 things i hate about you, loved this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/8/2011

    " I had a hard time with the gender roles of the day. It was entertaining enough, but very sexist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/5/2011

    " Such a good book! And funny in a Shakesperean sort of way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candice | 5/4/2011

    " i think bell shakespere's productionof this ruined the story for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ke | 4/11/2011

    " The language is exquisite, as usual.

    The initial set-up never pays of. Kate's last speech would only make sense if a husband is perfect. I wish she could have taken that into consideration.

    Also, some dialogue could have done with a little more subtext. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/11/2011

    " funny book, in a shakespearian sense...the original bridezilla! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esmeralda | 4/9/2011

    " Another example of William Shakespeare's insight into human relationships. Recently saw the film version-excellent portrayal of "the shrew" by Elizabeth Taylor opposite Richard Burton-very entertaining and funny! "

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

    " i love the book because i love the movie 10 things i hate about you (what it's based off of) but not sure about the ending... kinda iffie on that "

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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.