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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (72,566 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Shakespeare Society Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts.

William Shakespeare lived between 1552-1616, but his work endures and is enjoyed the world over. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexis Alleyne | 2/15/2014

    " This play was very interesting at some points. Often, I knew what was going to happen, and sometimes I didn't. there were a lot of surprising moments in this play. the end of the play was very surprising due to the love triangle that appeared in the beginning of the play. the play as a whole was very good, but confusing to read. it is best to underline and summarize what happens in the play to fully understand what happened. there are a lot of deceiving characters and mysteries that happen in the play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/14/2014

    " Always a hilarity of separated twins, love triangles, and crossdressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/9/2014

    " My favorite Shakespeare comedy with rich characters and a brilliant story. I find it fascinating how different lines can be interpreted in this play. Without stage direction, it is unclear at times to whom a character is speaking- which allows considerable room for interpretation. Fun to read many times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billie Pritchett | 1/27/2014

    " Twelfth Night involves mistaken identity, drunkenness, playfulness, and love in idleness. Sebastian and his sister Viola are mistaken for one another. Sir Toby Belch and his friend Andrew are drunk most of the time and playing games. A serving woman named Maria isn't drunk, but plays games with the heart of a conceited serving man named Malvolio by making him believe that the woman he serves, Olivia, is in love with him. As for love in idleness, Malvolio is mad for Olivia (as mentioned), Duke Orsino is mad for Olivia, Olivia is mad for Viola (whom she thinks is a man), and some people aren't mad for any other people, but wind up marrying anyway. This is an odd play, and I would like to see a performance of it. So far, I cannot say I enjoy Shakespeare's comedies as much as I do his tragedies. And comparatively speaking for this play vis-a-vis the other comedies, it does not have nearly the lyricism of, for example, Rosalind's love encomiums in As You Like It, nor is it as generally fun as some of the parts of A Midsummer Night's Dream, especially the interactions among the 'rude mechanicals' (some of my favorite characters in all of Shakespeare's comedies so far). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shea | 1/18/2014

    " I give up on Shakespeare! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becki | 1/15/2014

    " My favourite Shakespeare play of all time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 1/2/2014

    " A fantastic comedy with lots of silliness and a plot of mistaken identity. Also saw it performed @ The Globe Theatre, London with Mark Rylance as Olivia and Stephen Fry as Malvolio:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Flannelly | 12/24/2013

    " I always dreamed of playing Viola someday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sadie | 12/18/2013

    " I loved the comedic side to this play. i loved when they played the trick on malivio "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/17/2013

    " By far my favorite Shakespeare play! HILARIOUS--I laughed out loud in some parts! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Rodgers | 11/1/2013

    " clever and fun; it is fun to cheer Maria, Toby, and Feste against Malvolio. The awkward situations of the lovers is entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia Quinn | 10/11/2013

    " Wonderful easy to follow after seeing the play and that was so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jobiska (Cindy) | 10/3/2013

    " One of my favorite of Shakespeare's plays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Strumbeck | 8/1/2013

    " I think this is probably the funniest play that Shakespeare wrote. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasmine | 7/29/2013

    " Not his best - cannot remember much from this. It was required reading for high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conniejoneso | 5/19/2013

    " I remember reading this while in London and we got to see the play at a Park there...Hyde?...can't remember now... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janna | 10/27/2012

    " This is a better-crafted one among the comedies, but I rate books based on my own enjoyment, so... 2.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Schuster | 6/28/2012

    " This is one of my favorite stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russeller | 11/4/2011

    " Lovely. An easy read, a fun play. Good reading for the Twelfth night! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristopher | 10/15/2011

    " This and Midsummer Night's Dream are Shakespeare's two best comedies. It was a nice change from all the tragedies we've been reading this semester. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helmisade | 9/4/2011

    " Shakespeare reading project! Started with a familiar comedy and enjoyed reading it out loud to myself. My copy included a commentary that explained some of the words and expressions, it was usefull. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 8/3/2011

    " One of my favorites of Shakespeare's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/20/2011

    " I was in this play at school... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenneth Walker | 6/4/2011

    " I thought this was a decent book. It was a little confusing to start out with, but you get the characters down. All the twist played a huge role in the comedy which made it interesting. Overall this book was one of the better Shakespeare plays. The movie was a lot better than the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 5/23/2011

    " Possibly my favorite, I liked this even more than Much Ado About Nothing. It helped that most of the readers on the audiobook were really good, particularly Viola. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 5/20/2011

    " I've seen this play produced so. many. times that it's lost a little of its magic for me, but there's still no arguing: it's one of the very best of Shakespeare's comedies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzette | 5/16/2011

    " Shipwreck. Twins. A woman dressed as a man. Love triangles. Chaos ensues. Love me a good Shakespearean comedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Warren | 5/16/2011

    " my favorite Shakespeare comedy, as far as I've read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 5/15/2011

    " As far as Shakespeare goes, not my favorite, but still enjoyable non-the-less. "

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

    " I like Sarah - and I understand where she is coming from. Her sister is an excellent foil. This is a giid series starter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sakura | 5/7/2011

    " lol this is a fun book even tho its a little weird at times its still one of my all time favorite books of Shakespeare "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/1/2011

    " Definitely one of my favorite books by Shakespeare. There is so much wit and comedy hidden in this book that you don't always catch the first time reading it. But it really is brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy | 4/28/2011

    " Chicks and dudes get mixed up. In Shakespeare's day, it was little dudes playing the chicks dressed like dudes. Sounds like an early version of Tropic Thunder's play on race. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 4/25/2011

    " I'm sorry, I cheated, I just read the sparknotes. but i'm just so behind. with five days of makeup work, AP tests, and leaving for another trip in 30 hours, i barely have any time to breathe. cheating a little on my fifty-two makes me feel a *little* better... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Careshow10 | 4/24/2011

    " Shakespeare. What to say but wonderful. If you enjoy Shakespeare, you obviously don't need my review to get you to pick up this play. It is wonderful in every aspect. The characters, the plot, the dynamics, the comedy. Just a great read. Shakespeare lover's will feel me. Just awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 4/23/2011

    " I preferred Love's Labour's Lost. This was ok -- interesting re the gender-bender part but that's the academic in me talking "

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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.