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Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Marlowe Society, Corin Redgrave, Ian McKellen Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781783940813
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The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, is no lightweight affair; it explores the darker themes of rage, jealousy, treason, and death. Though initially an intense psychological drama, as the play unfolds it takes on a lighter and more comedic tone, which eventually gives way to a happy ending. In short, there is something for everyone. What was once a day’s entertainment for the groundlings and the gentry is now the perfect diversion for that long commute. The renowned Marlowe Dramatic Society provide this faithful audio version that has won the approval of scholars and Shakespeare lovers alike.

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About the Author

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 Narrators

The Marlowe Society, founded in 1907, is a theater club for Cambridge University students. Among its alumni are such actors as Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, and Dan Stevens.

Corin Redgrave’s theater credits include No Man’s Land, The Cherry Orchard, De Profundis, and The Browning Version for Derby Playhouse. Television credits include Trial and Retribution 6, Bertie and Elizabeth, Forsyte Saga, Shackleton, and Sunday. Films include Cromwell and Fairfax, Doctor Sleep, Gypsy Women, and Enigma.

Sir Ian McKellen is internationally renowned as the leading British actor of his generation. His Shakespeare performances on stage and screen are legendary. His versatility and preeminence in modern work as well as the classics have earned him over forty important acting awards. For over four decades, alongside his prestigious stage appearances worldwide, he has starred in scores of film, television, and radio productions.