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Extended Audio Sample Seven Classic Plays, by Euripedes, Molière, various authors, Alexandre Dumas, Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen, William Shakespeare Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Euripedes, Molière, various authors, Alexandre Dumas, Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen, William Shakespeare Narrator: A Full Cas Publisher: Craig Black Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Blackstone Audio is proud to present seven great plays in a collection that illustrates the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater: Medea by Euripides, The Tempest by Shakespeare, The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, Camille by Dumas, An Enemy of the People by Ibsen, Arms and the Man by Shaw, and Uncle Vanya by Chekhov.

A superb repertory company with distinguished guest artists has been assembled here, under the direction of veteran producer Yuri Rasovsky, who has won both an Audie Award for book production and the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting. These full performances use all the resources of audio to full advantage while keeping the substance of the works intact, resulting in both greater intimacy and lively theatrics.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Classic Plays is what audio theater ought to be. Rasovsky proves he is an audio showman, and this is a showcase for his great talents. These spoken works function so well in the audio medium with the scholarly manuscripts, astonishing period music, and the sumptuous cast.”

    Audiobook World

  • An Enemy of the People is the play Ibsen wrote, with unusual dispatch…It reflects the dramatist’s belief that the so-called ‘solid majority’ of democracy is made up largely of slow-thinking ‘serfs’; it’s the enlightened few, ‘attuned to the future,’ who by rights should rule.”

    New York Times

  • “Part of The Tempest’s permanent facination for so many playgoers and readers, in a myriad of national cultures, is its juxtaposition of a vengeful magus who turns to forgiveness.”

    Harold Bloom

  • Uncle Vanya is the only play of Chekhov’s four major plays that he did not label either a comedy or a drama. We are left to discover on our own that it is neither, that it is Chekhov’s innovative blend of the two.” 

    Harold Bloom

  • “From Euripides to Chekhov, the listener can experience the power of excellent theater…Well rendered period music lends suitable atmosphere; themes such as war vs. peace seem quite contemporary; witty and polished presentations enchant.”


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About the Author

Euripedes (c. 480–406 BC) was one of the great tragedians of classical Athens. He is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama in modern times and is credited with pioneering developments that later writers adapted to comedy and romance. He also focused on the inner lives and motives of his characters in a way previously unknown.