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3.79733333333333 out of 53.79733333333333 out of 53.79733333333333 out of 53.79733333333333 out of 53.79733333333333 out of 5 3.80 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: (Null) Cast, Anthony Quayle, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780060743260
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"Is this a dagger I see before me?"



Features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare on Compact Disc series.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tekoah-mikneiah Shear-yashuv | 2/20/2014

    " I liked the ending of Macbeth, though I have been learning and reading old english for years I still have some difficulties understanding the language and therefore it frustrated me to read such books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiki Hiroku | 2/16/2014

    " Classic story as usual but highly entertaining and fun to read in times for Halloween. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/9/2014

    " I am ridiculously in love with this play right now. There's something about actually being knee deep in Shakespeare that makes me appreciate it more than I ever have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan Mcintyre | 2/7/2014

    " predictable and i probably would have liked it better if i didnt read it in english class "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laural | 1/31/2014

    " There is a reason this is so iconic in theatre that there are rituals regarding this play that every stage actor knows. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 1/18/2014

    " Awful. I hate this book. What was the point? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylan | 1/18/2014

    " My favorite Shakespeare so far. Very dark with just the right touches of fantasy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonia | 12/31/2013

    " I liked the ending. that is it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariana | 12/7/2013

    " I have no idea why it took me so long to read Shakespeare. Both Hamlet and Macbeth are amazing. Now, on to see some adaptations and probably read Romeo and Juliet and some comedies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Wolf | 12/6/2013

    " A drum a drum, Macbeth doth come! My favorite of the tragedies. Macbeth's "tomorrow" speech is one of the most beautiful pieces of poetry ever transcribed. The vibrancy of characters like Duncan & Lady Macbeth stay with you forever. "And vaulting ambition o'erthrown." Oh yes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 منـال أحمد | 10/17/2013

    " what can I add more to this tragedy ? a very good job. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gordana | 9/11/2013

    " forced to read at school, bored me to death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Williams | 3/24/2013

    " i thought it was great once again shackeshere doesnt let us down with a mental guy who goes on a killing spree with his wife who is completely mental washing her hands in the middle of the night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 12/31/2012

    " Dude, what happened to Fleance? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lian Kyla | 10/8/2012

    " Macbeth was one of the harder shakespeare plays to understand I think, for now I like Julius Caesar better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 4/23/2012

    " What can one say? The bard. The scottish play. Blood. Guts. Jealousy. Men blaming all their failings on a woman. What's not to like? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peni Desiana | 1/31/2012

    " Bahan kuliah drama sepertinya. Sepertinya sudah baca. Lupa-lupa ingat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea at Reading Lark | 12/5/2011

    " This is one of my favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/22/2011

    " One of my favorite tragedies. It's short and sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbergamin | 5/22/2011

    " My favorite work by Shakespeare. A story that stays with you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ? Aysha | 5/21/2011

    " I actually liked the story line of this book, though sometimes i just wanted to chuck it on the floor in frustration, i hate the old language, thankfully, i had a book which actually told me what he actuall y meant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 5/17/2011

    " stunning, of course.
    Good edition, decent notes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 5/17/2011

    " Guilt, witches, the seduction of power...who wouldn't love this? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ctb | 5/16/2011

    " Not my favorite Shakespeare, but still better than 80% of the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mercedes | 5/15/2011

    " A great read. Can't say anything more poetic than "Lady Macbeth was my favourite character". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/13/2011

    " First time reading since high school (where I probably just sped-read it anyway). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/13/2011

    " We did this at school, it was great, each character was read out by a different kid in the class. "

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

    " Read for school. A good Shakespeare play, very thought provoking. Great to analyse and some of the imagery is very powerful.
    "Stars, hide your fires
    Let not light see my dark and deep desires" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/9/2011

    " Read for English class. Not my cup of tea, I prefer the more modern novels with sexy guys in them, tehee :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 5/8/2011

    " Wow! I hadn't read this since high school. It was worth picking up again. So dark yet so beautifully written. So deep. So wonderful. "

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

    " favorite shakespeare tragedy by far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elanor | 5/4/2011

    " I'm going to write a full review once my course is done, but for now I'll just say that I enjoyed the play. The first three acts were fairly confusing, but there were lots of great moments in acts four and five. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Anthony Quayle (1913–1989) was an English actor and director who began his career on stage in 1931. Tall, burly, round-faced, and possessed of a powerful and resonant voice, he was mentored early on in his career by the well-known stage director Tyrone Guthrie. In 1936, he appeared on Broadway in The Country Wife and had roles in eight more productions, earning a Tony Award nomination in 1956 and winning a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance in Sleuth in 1971. From 1948 to 1956, he was director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, bringing into the company some of the biggest stars of the stage, including Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. In motion pictures he often portrayed authority figures, such as his role in Lawrence of Arabia, or was used in historical epics due to his classical training, such as his performance as Cardinal Wolsey in Anne of the Thousand Days, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Over the years, he consolidated his position as a Shakespearean actor, and his voice was heard as narrator of Shakespeare classics, of The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and on radio in anything from The Ballad of Robin Hood to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Purloined Letter.