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SHAKESPEARE,W.: Tempest (The) (Unabridged)

    

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SHAKESPEARE,W.: Tempest (The) (Unabridged)

Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal rôle of the sprite Ariel and Ben Owukwe as Caliban, this new production directed by John Tydeman, balances the magic and the earthiness with music playing a key rôle.



Disc 1

  The Tempest
1.   Act 1 Scene 1: A ship at sea 00:00:32
2.   Act 1 Scene 1: (A ship at sea) Alonso: Good boatswain, have care 00:01:33
3.   Act 1 Scene 1: (A ship at sea) Boatswain: Yet again What do you here 00:00:38
4.   Act 1 Scene 1: (A ship at sea) Boatswain: What, must our mouths be cold 00:01:11
5.   Act 1 Scene 2: The island. Miranda: If by your art, my dearest father... 00:10:27
6.   Act 1 Scene 2: (The island) Ariel: All hail, great master, grave sir, hail! 00:07:38
7.   Act 1 Scene 2: (The island) Caliban: As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed 00:03:10
8.   Act 1 Scene 2: (The island) Ariel: Come unto these yellow sands... 00:09:09
9.   Act 2 Scene 1: A remote part of the island. Gonzalo: Beseech you, sir, be merry 00:07:45
10.   Act 2 Scene 1: (A remote part of the island) Sebastian: We would so, and then go a - batfowling 00:01:01
11.   Act 2 Scene 1: (A remote part of the island) Sebastian: What strange drowsiness possesses them 00:06:25
12.   Act 2 Scene 1: (A remote part of the island) Ariel: My master through his art foresees the danger 00:01:53
13.   Act 2 Scene 2: Near Caliban's cave. Caliban: All the infections that the sun sucks up 00:00:47
14.   Act 2 Scene 2: (Near Caliban's cave) Caliban: Lo, now lo! 00:02:24
15.   Act 2 Scene 2: (Near Caliban's cave) Stephano: I shall no more to sea, to sea 00:09:27


Disc 2

  The Tempest
1.   Act 3 Scene 1: Near Prospero's cave. Ferdinand: There be some sports are painful... 00:01:07
2.   Act 3 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Miranda: Alas, now pray you 00:04:36
3.   Act 3 Scene 2: Near Caliban's cave. Stephano: Tell not me 00:02:38
4.   Act 3 Scene 2: (Near Caliban's cave) Caliban: As I told thee before... 00:07:08
5.   Act 3 Scene 3: A remote part of the island. Gonzalo: By'r lakin, I can go no further, sir 00:01:07
6.   Act 3 Scene 3: (A remote part of the island) Alonso: What harmony is this 00:02:32
7.   Act 3 Scene 3: (A remote part of the island) Ariel: You are three men of sin... 00:02:14
8.   Act 3 Scene 3: (A remote part of the island) Prospero: Bravely the figure of this harpy has thou 00:02:01
9.   Act 4 Scene 1: Near Prospero's cave. Prospero: If I have too austerely punished you 00:01:48
10.   Act 4 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Ariel: What would my potent master 00:01:17
11.   Act 4 Scene 1: The Masque. Iris: Ceres, most bounteous lady... 00:01:09
12.   Act 4 Scene 1: (The Masque) Ceres: Hail, many - coloured messenger... 00:01:39
13.   Act 4 Scene 1: (The Masque) Iris: Highest queen of state, Great Juno comes... 00:02:45
14.   Act 4 Scene 1: (The Masque) Iris: You sun - burned sicklemen of August weary... 00:00:16
15.   Act 4 Scene 1: (The Masque) Prospero: I had forgot that foul conspiracy 00:02:07
16.   Act 4 Scene 1: (The Masque) Ariel: Thy thoughts I cleave to 00:01:52
17.   Act 4 Scene 1: (The Masque) Caliban: Pray you tread softly... 00:04:39
18.   Act 5 Scene 1: Near Prospero's cave. Prospero: Now does my project gather to a head 00:04:04
19.   Act 5 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Prospero: A solemn air, and the best comforter 00:02:48
20.   Act 5 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Ariel: Where the bee sucks, there suck I 00:05:28
21.   Act 5 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Miranda: Sweet lord, you play me false 00:02:32
22.   Act 5 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Gonzalo: O look sir, look, sir, here is more of us! 00:02:29
23.   Act 5 Scene 1: (Near Prospero's cave) Stephano: Every man shift for all the rest... 00:05:18

Total Playing Time: 02:07:34






Author(s):
Shakespeare, William

Reader(s):
Bentinck, Tim; Burke, David; Claxton, Elaine; Cumberbatch, Benedict; Fox, Emilia; Hammond, Roger; Handy, Scott; Hodgkinson, John; Jason, Neville; McAndrew, John; McKellen, Ian; Onwukwe, Ben; Paton, Laura; Talbot, Ian; Treves, Simon

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Shakespeare

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA230812

Barcode: 9789626343081

Physical Release: 10/2004

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