King Lear (Naxos Classic Drama)

King Lear (Naxos Classic Drama)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain's senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos

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The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain's senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, and is directed by John Tydeman. It was released to mark the eightieth birthday of Paul Scofield in January 2002.

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School Library Journal
Gr 12 Up-This famous family tragedy is dramatized expressively by an outstanding cast of experienced actors led by Paul Scofield. They are very knowledgeable about the play and give each speech with changes of tone and intonation expressing the exact shades necessary for proper understanding. Hearing the voices personalizes the story, making it seem as if this tragedy is real. Voices vary from raging shouts to gentle whispers. The British accents add realism and are not distracting. Appropriate sound effects, whether an animal baying, rain pelting, or horns blaring, assist in setting the mood. However, it is necessary to identify each character by his speech alone as there is no narrator announcing a scene, an entrance, or a setting. Because this can be confusing, high school students should either use the prepared guide which summarizes this information, or have the entire text in front of them. King Lear is not often taught in regular high school English classes, and even 12th grade AP classes have trouble understanding the play. So, although this is an excellent production, unless the play is taught in your school, consider it a supplementary purchase at best.-Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626347447
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Naxos Classic Drama Series
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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King Lear (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics Series) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
GemLeitz1979 More than 1 year ago
This is another home-run by Shakespeare! A dysfunctional family in the middle of intrigue and war. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May God reast his sole
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My bio is result one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and winks at draco and giggles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll keep posting in these reviews until these kids stop with the f*cking roleplaying on here. This is for book reviews, NOT roleplay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im bored
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He chuckles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stood there watching.
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Headline says it all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters the conflicts it purely evil, shows how foolish a father can be by not trusting the good daughter sadly cordelia dies :(
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