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Download BBC Radio Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra (Dramatized) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample BBC Radio Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra (Dramatized) Audiobook, by William Shakespeare
3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Frances Barber, David Harewood, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 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.

Antony & Cleopatra is an intense love story, exploring the constant conflict between duty and emotion with characters so charismatic they continue to fascinate after 2,000 years. Shakespeare achieved some of his most beautiful poetry in this play, and the richness of the language makes it perfect for audio.

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

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 4/25/2011

    " Listened to this as an audiobook first, then read the text. Going to see the play in a few weeks and had never read this one. Not difficult. Great love story with attraction, power (political and sexual)and wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyanea | 4/10/2011

    " Easily one of my top three plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mpho3 | 4/5/2011

    " One of my favorite of Shakespeare's, along with Othello and Hamlet. This one condenses about 12 years of history into a few months, though apparently Cleopatra was not the same airheaded, love-struck woman as she is portrayed here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rasha Ashraf Ashraf | 4/4/2011

    " Cleopatra was really such a manipulato oman,, but hhhh e all are :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 3/12/2011

    " Am asked what I think of this play. Slightly feverish, eating oatmeal, I mutter: "I thought they were all stupid."

    Obviously, will have to read some secondary sources to appreciate this one. "

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

    " *Read for school*

    Fun read, rather long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/1/2011

    " Two stars for enjoyment of reading, but four stars for fascination about the IRL Anthony And Cleo, so, three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/28/2011

    " My absolute favorite Shakespearean play! Go to my blog for more information. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fritz | 2/24/2011

    " I didn't love the story, but the audio production was great. I love this series of Shakespeare plays, and am glad I listened to this one.

    Overall, though, the story didn't capture my imagination as others do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/8/2011

    " Paperback. Penguin.Complete series. Individual plays
    Hardbound. The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

    Cleopatra
    her six friends
    and some ladies
    Octavia "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/7/2011

    " Just re-read this after reading "Cleopatra" by Stacey Shiff. I was please that WS didn't sexualize Cleo as much as I thought he might have after reading Shiff's book. Last time I read this was in college. "

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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.