Shakespeare's Greatest Hits

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“Hey nonny, nonny,” the Bard’s “greatest hits” are all here! Performed with a lively full musical cast interspersed with engaging and informative introductory narrative, this imaginative recording uses song and sonnet from Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies to highlight his works, in his own words. Whether listeners are long-time Shakespearean aficionados or new students of the Englishman’s genius, this educational and entertaining new recording is certain to delight!

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Overview

“Hey nonny, nonny,” the Bard’s “greatest hits” are all here! Performed with a lively full musical cast interspersed with engaging and informative introductory narrative, this imaginative recording uses song and sonnet from Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies to highlight his works, in his own words. Whether listeners are long-time Shakespearean aficionados or new students of the Englishman’s genius, this educational and entertaining new recording is certain to delight!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A cast headed by Amy Irving and Peter Aylward enacts 13 of Shakespeare's greatest plays under the direction of Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder Barbara Gaines. While many of the adaptations are successful, the interjection of contemporary music into scene transitions can be off-putting. What's more, the tracks aren't divided by scene, a disappointment for those wanting to skip back and forth among their favorites. In the end, listeners would do better taking in an individual Shakespeare production than this mixed bag. For fans of audio drama or instructors using Shakespeare in the classroom.—Lance Eaton, Peabody, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610451802
  • Publisher: Mission Audio
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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