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Hamlet: Classic Radio Theatre Series
     

Hamlet: Classic Radio Theatre Series

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by William Shakespeare, Martin Jarvis (Narrated by), Full Full Cast (Narrated by)
 

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Written more than 400 years ago, Hamlet still remains one of the most powerful, influential, and thrilling tragedies in the English language. The story of Prince Hamlet and his quest for vengeance has been interpreted countless times on stage, film, and television. With its riveting plot featuring murder and supernatural horror, and presenting possibly the

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Written more than 400 years ago, Hamlet still remains one of the most powerful, influential, and thrilling tragedies in the English language. The story of Prince Hamlet and his quest for vengeance has been interpreted countless times on stage, film, and television. With its riveting plot featuring murder and supernatural horror, and presenting possibly the most fascinating character in the history of drama, it never fails to enthrall. This BBC archive production from 1971 was produced by the renowned John Tydeman and features a cast of highly-regarded actors, with music from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

3 CDs. 3 hrs 9 mins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408467251
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Series:
The Classic Radio Theater Series
Pages:
3
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and was baptized on April 26, 1564. His father was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do local land owner. Shakespeare was probably educated in Stratford’s grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, and the couple had a daughter the following year and twins in 1585. Shakespeare’s theatrical life seems to have commenced around 1590. We do know that he was part of the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, which was renamed the King’s Company in 1603 when James I succeeded to the throne. The Company acquired interests in two theaters in the Southwark area of London, near the banks of the Thames—the Globe and the Blackfriars. Shakespeare’s poetry was published before his plays, with two poems appearing in 1593 and 1594, dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets were probably written at this time as well. Records of Shakespeare’s plays begin to appear in 1594, and he produced roughly two a year until around 1611. His earliest plays include Henry VI and Titus Andronicus. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Richard II all date from the mid to late 1590s. Some of his most famous tragedies were written in the early 1600s; these include Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony & Cleopatra. His late plays, often known as the Romances, date from 1608 onwards and include The Tempest. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!! like all books that have no cover art (somewhat proving that the aurhor or, in this case the person who made this available had not the time or intrest to make a cover), the bok is SPAM. A few pages aftwr the book starts, all i see is: And he spoke unto her ^^`@ the ";? eight law *++ Makes NO SENSE whatsoever. DO NOT PURCHASE. WASTE OF TIME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were so many errors in this book that it was just impossible to read and be able to fully understand the text. Would not reccomend this version.
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Poorly scanned and impossible to read
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I don't know if its my Nook Tablet or something but nothing shows up! Just a bunch of blank pages!
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Confusing script
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it was a wonderful play (I haven't read the book, I saw the play) and I would like you to know that also McBeth was a great play.
Guest More than 1 year ago
HAMLET is one of Shakespeare's most bitter and powerful plays of all time. It combines deceit, promiscuity, murder, revenge, and conquest into one mesmerizing, compelling, and marvelous story. Entertaining, brilliant, clever, and absolutley spectacular.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that this is the most amazing story i have ever read. There is nothing like it in the world! I read this when i was in 9th grade I am know in 10th and i still cannot believe that someone could create such an amazing story. it is cunning. everything that Hamlet utters is pure poetry and beatiful he makes everything sound so magnifcient. I would suggest that anyone who likes this book see Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet. (1996 version) It is the best version of Hamlet i have seen (i have seen alot) no one else can play hamlet like him!
Guest More than 1 year ago
To say that there is much ado about nothing would be to miss one of Shakespeare's finest hours. Hamlet is by far the best piece of work I have read by Shakespeare and that is because it contains all the elements of a spellbinding, mysterious, edge of your seat tale. If you were looking for a work that contained lust, sex, greed, politics, murder and espionage all in one convenient package, this is it. Hamlet comes across as a man who is insane, or is he really just stressed by the weight of his position. I say you open this book and answer that question yourself, a fascinating tale that transends the barriers of time and place and smacks of modern life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you find murder, love, betrayl, friendships, sex, greed, hate, revenge, war, honesty, ghosts, hope, spirit, teen angst, family, history, speech, truth, spies, morals, or sports remotely intersting, you will love 'hamlet'. it is poetry, it is shakespeare, it is the best piece of literature ever written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am studing Shakespeare at my school. And were focusing on Hamlet at the momment. And I find the play very interesting. Personally my favorite charactor is Ophilia, because beleive it or not, she accually has a lot going on, not to mention all at once, and they are all major in her life. First everything is peachy,fine and dandy. Then Hamlet (accidently) kills Poloinus thinking its Cladious. Then later her boyfriend(Hamlet)'Goes Crazy'. And much much more. Then she decide to end her life. And she does.
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Hamlet is one of best tradegies that has been writen by Shakespeare. I never cared for his writing till I read Hamlet, then I was sold. Hamlets' words were just on fire all the time. There is nothing that he can not make sence of. And what a way to understand the human race! 'What a piece of work is man...' Hamlet proves Shakespears ability to look into the human mind, and find the dignity that unites us all.
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Even after purchasing this title and receiving an email confirmation of the purchase, I am still only able to access the sample.
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