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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Peter Wyngarde and full cast Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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He after honor hunts, I after love.
He leaves his friends to dignify them more,
I leave myself, my friends and all, for love.

Proteus - Act I, Scene I

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in four acts.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Whitney | 2/2/2014

    " I forgot how much I love Shakespeare! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chevan Li | 1/30/2014

    " The ending is disappointing especially when every conflicts were constructed well, motiviating me to see how those problems would be solved. However, to my disappointment, they were solved rushly. How come Valentine immidately forgave Proteus and gived up his lover, Silvia to, merely due to the apology of ProTeua? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/17/2014

    " Some fine writing and comic relief via Launce and his verbal word play, though the work lags in parts. The plot itself merits it four stars rather than three. One feels a deep sympathy for Valentine and a similar repulsion toward the treacherous Proteus, who betrays both his good friend and his love (Julia), though his love for Silvia (the object of Valentine's affection) is unrequited. Love and betrayal were both common themes that would run through Shakespeare's later works (this is considered his first by many critics and scholars). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyn | 1/15/2014

    " Apparently this is one the Bard's earliest works and maybe he had not yet hit his rhythm. The language is lyric and well placed, but there is just nothing going on. I gave it a chance, and tried really hard to like it, but just could not get into this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon Wyss | 1/12/2014

    " Ugh! It's hard for the ending of this play not to ruin everything else about it. Yes, i read it with modern -- and feminist -- eyes. But it just goes to show how women were seen as, literally, property to be exchanged between men for the purposes of making or renewing their alliances with each other. I did just see the play performed, and it is quite enjoyable to watch, with many funny moments. But, again, that end! Totally appalling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/11/2014

    " What the heck kind of a wimp is Valentine. First he saves his love Silvia from being "forced" by Proteus THEN he gives Silvia to Proteus in the name of friendship. Instead of the two gentlemen of Verona it should have been the wimp and weenie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 1/3/2014

    " I just prefer seeing a play to reading one, but there is a reason Shakespeare is so timeless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Christiansen | 12/11/2013

    " Shakespeare festival with family in Cedar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marion | 11/24/2013

    " Love is blind--Eventhough the plot is contrived, the repartee among the characters is really fun. I love the battle of the sexes theme. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nels Mattson | 11/5/2013

    " although this is supposed to be shakespeare's worst comedy, i liked it more than the others i've read so far (the comedy of errors and the taming of the shrew). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 9/18/2013

    " This is definitely not Shakespeare's finest, but it's still rather entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia Mostafa | 9/6/2013

    " it`s very very nice book witteb by william shakessper "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stan | 9/2/2013

    " Less likable because I was pushed for time to finish it. Like King John, this play is fairly simple, less complex than most of the other comedies. It does predict (assuming an early composition date) a great many of Shakespeare tropes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie The Librarian | 12/17/2012

    " Liked the friendship and love between the two couples. Of course, misunderstandings make the play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Jakel | 7/12/2012

    " So Julia finds out that Proteus is cheating on him-or trying to...so she decides to marry him? What is wrong with this picture? I fell like I've seen something like this plot before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Nikoline | 1/25/2012

    " to three or four stars or not to three or four stars? that's the question! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dayna | 12/23/2011

    " I found the character of Proteus, the inconstant lover, to be quite interesting. The ending, though, was too hard to swallow, totally implausible. Definately not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 12/13/2011

    " Not the best play done by Shakespeare, but reading throught it you can find aspects that he later uses in other plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pallavi | 11/2/2011

    " Added this book, because this was the only version I found. I have only read the abridged version though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RK Byers | 10/28/2011

    " one of his more quotable tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 5/18/2011

    " I had no interest in or sympathy for the vacillating protagonists of this romantic comedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 4/20/2011

    " Well, Shakespearean comedy, y'know. Lovers, fools, lovers bein' jerks, love both requited and un-, uhh bandits being kinda dumb. I guess there were some good lines, it was kind of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/19/2011

    " ah! this was the third play I read for that paper! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 3/28/2011

    " My absolute favorite Shakespeare play. A hilarious classic more people should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 3/10/2011

    " This is the great modern edition of a play which is a silly comedy with an ending that should upset modern sensibilities--and there's a dog! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 1/31/2011

    " Yep. Read it. Yep. Enjoyed it more as a play. Yep. That's how it is going to be with this project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabi | 12/20/2010

    " Awww, this one was so cute! There was also betrayal, and the funny olden way of using the saying, "Made love to" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelpeart | 12/1/2010

    " First actual Shakespeare I've read since Julius Caesar in high school. Appreciated having annotations. The word plays are awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 11/21/2010

    " Overall a good early work of William Shakespeare. Lots of intrigue and fun characters. My only beef is with the ending where Shakespeare seems to suddenly realize that he actually HAS to end it, so there are some loose ends that are hastily and messily tied up. Overall a fun play, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 8/11/2010

    " Read the play and then went to see it. It always comes to life when you see Shakespeare on stage. I was prepared to dislike the play, but enjoyed reading it and seeing it live. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 7/28/2010

    " I've seen and done this show too much to have any love for it. And the end is just a mess. However, I recently re-read it with some newbies, and they loved it, so maybe it's one of those things where it's great until it's overplayed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 7/15/2010

    " I just prefer seeing a play to reading one, but there is a reason Shakespeare is so timeless. "

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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.