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Download King Richard III Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample King Richard III (Unabridged), by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,268 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, Stella Gonet and Michael Maloney Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.

Richard III is a self-motivating character who defies determinism (a life preordained by God) and sets his life on a course chosen by his own will and desire, as he puns in the opening soliloquy: I am determined to be a villain. Determined by birth and God, and determined in the other sense, by his own will. 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 by Noah | 2/20/2014

    " Although I have been fiercely put down by my friends concerning my opinion of this play, I still think that Richard III was one of the least interesting of Shakespeare's plays. I cared little for the characters, the plot was basic, and the speeches gave only a passing interest. Maybe it's better on the stage (I assume so anyway), but I just really felt rather nothing about this play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave Donahoe | 2/19/2014

    " read during my semester abroad at Cambridge University, England "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jocelyn Hughes | 2/17/2014

    " I prefer Shakespeare's tragedies to his comedies and of his tragedies, the histories are my favorite. King Richard III is one of the best villains ever written. I absolutely love this play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jerry Landry | 2/5/2014

    " "Now is the winter of our discontent/Made glorious summer by this sun of York." This is my favorite of the histories. "

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