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William Shakespeare Summer Sale

William Shakespeare is the world's greatest ever playwright. Here's your chance to own these Shakespeare's classics, only on sale for the month of August.

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Julius Caesar - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Sir Ralph Richardson & (Null) Cast
Length: 2 hours 12 minutes

Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war... - Antony


Features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Wherethe Wild Things Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare onCompact Disc series. An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloomaccompanies the CD.

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts. Read more »

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Twelfth Night - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 2 hours 12 minutes

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts. Read more »

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Peter Wyngarde & (Null) Cast
Length: 25 minutes

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. Read more »

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The Tempest - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Michael Redgrave
Length: 2 hours

"Our revels now are ended... this rough magic I here abjure..."

In Shakespeare hinting at the end of his own magnificent career in these and others lines spoken by the great magician, Prospero? The Tempest was the last of Shakespeare's comedies, completed just before he retired to his native Stratford-upon-Avon; perhaps this delightful comedy was... Read more »

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Measure for Measure - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 2 hours 28 minutes

When a young woman is offered the choice ofsaving a man's life at the price of her own chastity,what should she do?

The political and moral corruption of Vienna has driven Duke Vincentio into hiding while his deputy governor, Angelo is left to revive the old discipline of civic authority. Angelos First act is to imprison Claudio, a young nobleman... Read more »

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The Comedy of Errors - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Alec Mccowen & Anna Massey
Length: 1 hours 29 minutes

We came into the world like brother and brother; And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another. - Dromio of Ephesus

The Comedy of Errors is likely the very first play Shakespeare ever wrote, and for that reason alone it deserves a special place in literary history. Yet, despite the author's lack of maturity, the play is unmistakably the... Read more »

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Paul Scofield & (Null) Cast
Length: 2 hours 1 minutes

"How shall we beguile the lazy time,if not with some delight?"



Features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Where the WildThings Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare on Compact Discseries. An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloom accompanies the CD. Read more »

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The Taming of the Shrew - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 1 hours 58 minutes

Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday - Petruchio

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts. Read more »

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Coriolanus - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Richard Burton & Jessica Tandy
Length: 3 hours 20 minutes

A classic performance of one of the Bard's classics. Read more »

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Romeo and Juliet - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Claire Bloom & Albert Finney
Length: 2 hours 45 minutes

A pair of star-cross'd lovers   -Prologue

Romeo and Juliet was Shakespeare's first great tragedy, a richly lyrical love story that has long been one of the author's most popular plays for performer and audience alike. Romeo and Juliet is a simple but dramatic cautionary tale about the blindness that both love and hate can engender. As performed... Read more »

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Macbeth - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Anthony Quayle & (Null) Cast
Length: 2 hours 10 minutes

"Is this a dagger I see before me?"



Features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), specially commissioned for the Shakespeare on Compact Disc series. Read more »

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King Lear - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Paul Scofield & Full Cast
Length: 3 hours 5 minutes

I am a man more sinned against than sinning.

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts. Read more »

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All's Well That Ends Well - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Claire Bloom
Length: 2 hours 29 minutes

A Shakespeare Society Production.

The complete play in five acts. Read more »

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Cymbeline - Abridged

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Claire Bloom & Boris Karloff
Length: 2 hours 54 minutes

A Shakespeare Society Production.

In ancient Britain during the reign of King Cymbeline, Imogen, daughter to the king, dares to fall in love with a talented young nobleman named Posthumus. But when the king discovers that the couple has secretly married, he banishes Posthumus, and the two lovers must struggle against the power of the king and... Read more »

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