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Read By: a full cast Publisher: Arkangel Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Arkangel Shakespeare Collection Release Date: February 2006 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook ISBN: 9781572708921

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

17

Longest Chapter Length:

30:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

38 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

08:45 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

181

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Publisher Description

Telling his followers he is leaving the city on affairs of state, the Duke of Vienna appoints the puritanical Angelo to govern in his absence. Will Angelo prove as virtuous as he seems once power is in his hands? 

Roaming the city disguised as a friar, the duke looks on as Angelo’s lust for the virtuous Isabella sweeps him into the corruption he has so sternly condemned in others. 

The duke’s manipulation at last produces a happy ending for this dark comedy, with its brilliant exploration of the themes of justice and mercy.

Roger Allam plays the duke and Simon Russell Beale is Angelo. Isabella is played by Stella Gonet.

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“It brings before us a group of persons, attractive, full of desire…Behind this group of people, behind their various action, Shakespeare inspires in us the sense of a strong tyranny of nature and circumstance.”

— Walter Pater, essayist, art critic, and fiction writer 

Quotes

  • “I do not know any other eminent work of Western literature that is nearly as nihilistic as Measure for Measure, a comedy that destroys comedy.”

    — Harold Bloom, world-renowned literary critic

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About the Authors

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.

Travis Baldree has been in love with the art of narration since first hearing Frank Muller’s audio work. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has a versatile voice and a facility for character and dialog. Travis also runs a successful video game studio.

Robert Kiyosaki is best known as the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad—the bestselling personal finance book that has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world manage their finances . An investor, entrepreneur, and educator, his perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. In 1994 he sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of forty-seven.

Robert Kiyosaki is best known as the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad—the bestselling personal finance book that has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world manage their finances . An investor, entrepreneur, and educator, his perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. In 1994 he sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of forty-seven.

About a full cast

R. F. Daley is an actor, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. His television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bones, Dexter, The Office, Arrested Development, Boston Public, and Spin City, among many others. He has narrated numerous audiobooks by L. Ron Hubbard and was the voice of the military adviser in the video game Civilization V.