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Stories from Shakespeare


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Here are the stories of thirteen key Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Henry V, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. David Timson presents the complex plots in a clear, entertaining and informal style, presenting the main characters in the context of the famous lines. The stories contain important passages from the plays themselves, taken from the award-winning Naxos AudioBooks recordings. This is a 3 CD set which not only entertains but acts as an ideal 'starter pack' for children going to see the plays of Shakespeare.
Facts
Item number NA335112
Barcode 9789626343517
Release date 01/08/2005
Category Drama
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 3
Performers
Artists Stevenson, Juliet
Sheen, Michael
Composers Smith, Alice Mary
Disc: 1
King Lear
1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2 Act II Scene 1: ‘Why should Titania cross her Ober
3 Then Oberon called his favourite fairy, Puck…
4 Act I Scene 2: ‘Now is all our company met…’
5 Back in the fairies’ wood…
6 Act IV Scene 1: ‘When thou wak’st…’
7 Meanwhile Oberon had found his queen, Titania, asl
8 Oberon stooped over her…
9 When Titania awoke…
10 Act IV Scene 1: ‘Come sit thee down…’
11 And so when Oberon came along…
12 Hamlet
13 Act I Scene 4: ‘Look my Lord it comes…’
14 Hamlet followed his father’s ghost…
15 The wicked Claudius had indeed killed…
16 Act III Scene 1: ‘To be or not to be…’
17 Seeing Ophelia sitting quietly…
18 Act IV Scene 5: ‘Where is the beauteous Queen of D
19 It was not long before…
20 Hamlet had loved her…
21 Act V Scene 2: ‘O I die Horatio…’
22 King Lear
23 Act I Scene 1: ‘Goneril our eldest born speak firs
24 King Lear was very pleased with Goneril and Regan’
25 Act I Scene 4: ‘Hear Nature, hear…’
26 And with his curse of Goneril still ringing…
27 Act III Scene 2: ‘Blow, winds, and crack your chee
28 Before long his servant…
29 Act IV Scene 6: ‘Dost thou know me…’
30 Edgar, still disguised…
31 Act IV Scene 6: ‘Sir, do you know me?’
32 And now he knew at last…
33 Act V Scene 3: ‘Howl, howl…’
34 Henry V
35 Act I Scene 2: ‘Your Highness lately sending into
36 d it was time…
37 Act I Scene 3: ‘He’s in Arthur’s bosom…’
38 The first battle for Henry…
39 Their courage renewed by their leader…
40 Act III Scene 8: ‘My Lord High Constable…’
41 King Henry meanwhile…
Disc: 2
Romeo and Juliet
1 But with the morning Henry’s spirits had revived…
2 And so the battle of Agincourt began
3 Act IV Scene 7: ‘Here comes the herald of the Fren
4 And so the battle concluded…
5 Act V Scene 2: ‘Fair Katherine…’
6 Twelfth Night
7 Orsina, the Duke of Illyria…
8 Act I Scene 5: ‘My Lord and master loves you…’
9 Listening to Viola speaking as the boy Cesario…
10 Act II Scene 4: ‘Make no compare between that love
11 So Viola went…
12 Act II Scene 5: ‘If this fall into thy hand…’
13 When Malvolio appeared before Olivia…
14 Act III Scene 4: ‘Why man he’s a very devil…’
15 Happily for both Viola and Sir Andrew…
16 Act V Scene 1: ‘Do I stand there…’
17 Then Viola told her brother all her adventures…
18 Romeo and Juliet
19 Act I Scene 4: ‘O then I see Queen Mab…’
20 But nothing would stop Romeo…
21 Act I Scene 5: ‘What lady’s that…’
22 As he was saying these words…
23 Act I Scene 5: ‘If I profane…’
24 Just then the girl’s nurse…
25 Act II Scene 2: ‘O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou
26 They spoke long together…
27 The next morning, very early…
28 Act III Scene 1: ‘Courage man the hurt cannot be m
29 So, on the very day of his wedding…
30 Poor Juliet and her young husband…
31 Now Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet…
32 Act IV Scene 3: ‘What if it be poison…’
33 Early in the morning…
34 Act V Scene 3: ‘Ah, dear Juliet why art thou…’
35 So Romeo died beside his wife, Juliet
36 The Tempest
37 Act I Scene 2: ‘This island’s mine…’
38 Prospero finished his story to Miranda…
39 Act I Scene 2: ‘Full fathom five…’
40 And so singing, Ariel led the spell-bound prince…
41 Scarcely had they exchanged half a dozen sentences
42 Act III Scene 1: ‘You look wearily…’
43 Now other members of King Alonso’s household…
44 When Stephano appeared he had been drinking…
45 Caliban thought these two examples…
Disc: 3
King Richard III
1 Prospero by his enchantments…
2 So Prospero made heavenly music…
3 Othello
4 Act I Scene 3: ‘My story being done…’
5 Desdemona herself came to the Senate…
6 Act II Scene 1: ‘O my fair warrior…’
7 Iago upon arrival began to put his plan…
8 Act II Scene 3: ‘Two things are to be done…’
9 When Cassio and Iago were alone together…
10 Act III Scene 3: ‘By heaven I’ll know…’
11 The seed of jealousy was well and truly sown
12 That night, before dinner, Othello…
13 Act IV Scene 1: ‘How shall I murder him Iago…’
14 Iago’s villainy now knew no bounds…
15 Act IV Scene 3: ‘The poor soul sat sighing…’
16 Desdemona woke with her husband’s wild eyes…
17 Act V Scene 2: ‘Soft you…’
18 Macbeth
19 Act I Scene 3: ‘So foul and fair a day…’
20 Macbeth could not take his eyes…
21 Act II Scene 1: ‘Is this a dagger…’
22 Not long afterwards, with red hands…
23 The murderers heard a knocking at the castle gate…
24 Act III Scene 4: ‘Which of you have done this…’
25 Macbeth decided he would find the witches…
26 Act V Scene 1: ‘Yet here’s a spot…’
27 Not long after this, Macbeth heard…
28 All this while, the English army…
29 Act V Scene 8: ‘Turn hell-hound, turn…’
30 King Richard III
31 Act I Scene 1: ‘Now is the winter…’
32 Nothing was going to stop Richard…
33 Act I Scene 4: ‘Methought I had broken from the To
34 And his bad dreams…
35 Act I Scene 2: ‘Was ever woman in this humour wooe
36 Meanwhile Edward IV’s illness…
37 Act IV Scene 2: ‘Thus high…:’
38 The truth was that Richard…
39 All the time that Richard had been planning…
40 Act V Scene 3: ‘Dream on thy cousins…’
41 Next morning the sun was not shining…
42 Act V Scene 4: ‘Rescue my Lord of Norfolk…’
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