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TIMSON, D.: Stories from Shakespeare (Unabridged)

    

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TIMSON, D.: Stories from Shakespeare (Unabridged)

Here are the stories of thirteen key Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Henry V, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. David Timson presents the complex plots in a clear, entertaining and informal style, presenting the main characters in the context of the famous lines. The stories contain important passages from the plays themselves, taken from the award-winning Naxos AudioBooks recordings. This is a 3 CD set which not only entertains but acts as an ideal ‘starter pack’ for children going to see the plays of Shakespeare.



Disc 1

  A Midsummer Night's Dream
1.   A Midsummer Night’s Dream 00:04:39
2.   Act II Scene 1: ‘Why should Titania cross her Oberon…’ 00:01:39
3.   Then Oberon called his favourite fairy, Puck… 00:03:22
4.   Act I Scene 2: ‘Now is all our company met…’ 00:02:04
5.   Back in the fairies’ wood… 00:02:09
6.   Act IV Scene 1: ‘When thou wak’st…’ 00:00:32
7.   Meanwhile Oberon had found his queen, Titania, asleep 00:00:43
8.   Oberon stooped over her… 00:00:35
9.   When Titania awoke… 00:01:00
10.   Act IV Scene 1: ‘Come sit thee down…’ 00:02:06
11.   And so when Oberon came along… 00:02:10
  Hamlet
12.   Hamlet 00:03:10
13.   Act I Scene 4: ‘Look my Lord it comes…’ 00:01:38
14.   Hamlet followed his father’s ghost… 00:01:19
15.   The wicked Claudius had indeed killed… 00:02:25
16.   Act III Scene 1: ‘To be or not to be…’ 00:01:38
17.   Seeing Ophelia sitting quietly… 00:04:32
18.   Act IV Scene 5: ‘Where is the beauteous Queen of Denmark…’ 00:01:08
19.   It was not long before… 00:01:24
20.   Hamlet had loved her… 00:02:57
21.   Act V Scene 2: ‘O I die Horatio…’ 00:01:07
  King Lear
22.   King Lear 00:01:14
23.   Act I Scene 1: ‘Goneril our eldest born speak first…’ 00:01:49
24.   King Lear was very pleased with Goneril and Regan’s declarations… 00:03:48
25.   Act I Scene 4: ‘Hear Nature, hear…’ 00:00:55
26.   And with his curse of Goneril still ringing… 00:01:16
27.   Act III Scene 2: ‘Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!’ 00:02:09
28.   Before long his servant… 00:01:45
29.   Act IV Scene 6: ‘Dost thou know me…’ 00:02:41
30.   Edgar, still disguised… 00:00:32
31.   Act IV Scene 6: ‘Sir, do you know me’ 00:02:24
32.   And now he knew at last… 00:01:47
33.   Act V Scene 3: ‘Howl, howl…’ 00:02:27
  Henry V
34.   Henry V 00:01:26
35.   Act I Scene 2: ‘Your Highness lately sending into France…’ 00:02:31
36.   Henry decided it was time… 00:01:29
37.   Act I Scene 3: ‘He’s in Arthur’s bosom…’ 00:01:19
38.   The first battle for Henry… 00:01:58
39.   Their courage renewed by their leader… 00:01:02
40.   Act III Scene 8: ‘My Lord High Constable…’ 00:01:27
41.   King Henry meanwhile… 00:02:56


Disc 2

  Henry V
1.   But with the morning Henry’s spirits had revived… 00:01:53
2.   And so the battle of Agincourt began 00:00:35
3.   Act IV Scene 7: ‘Here comes the herald of the French…’ 00:01:45
4.   And so the battle concluded… 00:00:59
5.   Act V Scene 2: ‘Fair Katherine…’ 00:02:15
  Twelfth Night
6.   Twelfth Night 00:01:10
7.   Orsina, the Duke of Illyria… 00:02:41
8.   Act I Scene 5: ‘My Lord and master loves you…’ 00:01:22
9.   Listening to Viola speaking as the boy Cesario… 00:02:20
10.   Act II Scene 4: ‘Make no compare between that love…’ 00:01:33
11.   So Viola went… 00:02:10
12.   Act II Scene 5: ‘If this fall into thy hand…’ 00:02:02
13.   When Malvolio appeared before Olivia… 00:00:51
14.   Act III Scene 4: ‘Why man he’s a very devil…’ 00:01:45
15.   Happily for both Viola and Sir Andrew… 00:04:25
16.   Act V Scene 1: ‘Do I stand there…’ 00:00:55
17.   Then Viola told her brother all her adventures… 00:01:39
  Romeo and Juliet
18.   Romeo and Juliet 00:02:06
19.   Act I Scene 4: ‘O then I see Queen Mab…’ 00:00:52
20.   But nothing would stop Romeo… 00:01:03
21.   Act I Scene 5: ‘What lady’s that…’ 00:00:48
22.   As he was saying these words… 00:00:46
23.   Act I Scene 5: ‘If I profane…’ 00:01:29
24.   Just then the girl’s nurse… 00:01:39
25.   Act II Scene 2: ‘O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou…’ 00:01:46
26.   They spoke long together… 00:01:57
27.   The next morning, very early… 00:02:23
28.   Act III Scene 1: ‘Courage man the hurt cannot be much…’ 00:01:12
29.   So, on the very day of his wedding… 00:01:13
30.   Poor Juliet and her young husband… 00:01:41
31.   Now Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet… 00:01:47
32.   Act IV Scene 3: ‘What if it be poison…’ 00:01:53
33.   Early in the morning… 00:01:56
34.   Act V Scene 3: ‘Ah, dear Juliet why art thou…’ 00:01:53
35.   So Romeo died beside his wife, Juliet 00:01:51
  The Tempest
36.   The Tempest 00:05:07
37.   Act I Scene 2: ‘This island’s mine…’ 00:00:53
38.   Prospero finished his story to Miranda… 00:01:59
39.   Act I Scene 2: ‘Full fathom five…’ 00:00:59
40.   And so singing, Ariel led the spell - bound prince… 00:01:46
41.   Scarcely had they exchanged half a dozen sentences… 00:01:10
42.   Act III Scene 1: ‘You look wearily…’ 00:01:41
43.   Now other members of King Alonso’s household… 00:02:01
44.   When Stephano appeared he had been drinking… 00:02:37
45.   Caliban thought these two examples… 00:01:40


Disc 3

  The Tempest
1.   Prospero by his enchantments… 00:02:12
2.   So Prospero made heavenly music… 00:02:01
  Othello
3.   Othello 00:03:20
4.   Act I Scene 3: ‘My story being done…’ 00:00:47
5.   Desdemona herself came to the Senate… 00:02:28
6.   Act II Scene 1: ‘O my fair warrior…’ 00:01:11
7.   Iago upon arrival began to put his plan… 00:01:35
8.   Act II Scene 3: ‘Two things are to be done…’ 00:00:18
9.   When Cassio and Iago were alone together… 00:01:14
10.   Act III Scene 3: ‘By heaven I’ll know…’ 00:01:36
11.   The seed of jealousy was well and truly sown 00:01:11
12.   That night, before dinner, Othello… 00:02:33
13.   Act IV Scene 1: ‘How shall I murder him Iago…’ 00:01:30
14.   Iago’s villainy now knew no bounds… 00:01:36
15.   Act IV Scene 3: ‘The poor soul sat sighing…’ 00:02:09
16.   Desdemona woke with her husband’s wild eyes… 00:02:57
17.   Act V Scene 2: ‘Soft you…’ 00:02:19
  Macbeth
18.   Macbeth 00:01:03
19.   Act I Scene 3: ‘So foul and fair a day…’ 00:02:13
20.   Macbeth could not take his eyes… 00:04:02
21.   Act II Scene 1: ‘Is this a dagger…’ 00:01:54
22.   Not long afterwards, with red hands… 00:00:53
23.   The murderers heard a knocking at the castle gate… 00:02:26
24.   Act III Scene 4: ‘Which of you have done this…’ 00:01:14
25.   Macbeth decided he would find the witches… 00:04:44
26.   Act V Scene 1: ‘Yet here’s a spot…’ 00:02:06
27.   Not long after this, Macbeth heard… 00:01:31
28.   All this while, the English army… 00:01:27
29.   Act V Scene 8: ‘Turn hell - hound, turn…’ 00:02:49
  King Richard III
30.   King Richard III 00:01:46
31.   Act I Scene 1: ‘Now is the winter…’ 00:01:50
32.   Nothing was going to stop Richard… 00:00:40
33.   Act I Scene 4: ‘Methought I had broken from the Tower…’ 00:01:22
34.   And his bad dreams… 00:01:43
35.   Act I Scene 2: ‘Was ever woman in this humour wooed…’ 00:00:44
36.   Meanwhile Edward IV’s illness… 00:03:44
37.   Act IV Scene 2: ‘Thus high…:’ 00:01:35
38.   The truth was that Richard… 00:01:54
39.   All the time that Richard had been planning… 00:01:10
40.   Act V Scene 3: ‘Dream on thy cousins…’ 00:02:36
41.   Next morning the sun was not shining… 00:00:54
42.   Act V Scene 4: ‘Rescue my Lord of Norfolk…’ 00:01:43

Total Playing Time: 03:56:40






Author(s):
Shakespeare, William

Reader(s):
Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA335112

Barcode: 9789626343517

Physical Release: 09/2005

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