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TIMSON, D.: Stories from Shakespeare, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)

    

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TIMSON, D.: Stories from Shakespeare, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)

The first volume of David Timson’s series retelling of the stories from Shakespeare’s plays was widely praised by newspapers and educators alike. Here is volume II, with more key plays including Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and Henry IV, all texts which regularly appear on the exam syllabus. As before, the stories are illustrated by numerous examples from the plays themselves. They are read by two leading Shakespearean actors: Juliet Stevenson and Alex Jennings.



Disc 1

  As You Like It
1.   As You Like It 00:04:41
2.   Act 1 Scene 2 ‘Gentleman, [Giving him a chain from her neck] wear this for me; one out of suits with fortune... ’ 00:01:04
3.   But while Rosalind was telling Celia... 00:05:59
4.   Act 2 Scene 7 ‘All the world's a stage... ’ 00:01:57
5.   Orlando and Adam fed well... 00:00:53
6.   Act 3 Scene 2 'From the east to western Ind... ’ 00:00:28
7.   Celia too had found some verses... (Act 3 Scene 2) 00:00:55
8.   Just at that moment who should appear... (Act 3 Scene 2) 00:02:14
9.   So Rosalind was pretending to be a boy... 00:00:46
10.   Act 3 Scene 5 ‘Who might be your mother... ’ 00:00:47
11.   Things were getting complicated 00:00:27
12.   Act 3 Scene 5 ‘Think not I love him, though I ask for him... ’ 00:01:38
13.   When Orlando made his appearance... (Act 4 Scene 1) 00:02:08
14.   When Orlando left to dine... 00:05:56
  Julius Caesar
15.   Julius Caesar 00:02:20
16.   Act 1 Scene 2 ‘I cannot tell what you and other men... ’ 00:01:42
17.   At the games the people were pressing Caesar... 00:03:31
18.   Act 2 Scene 1 ‘Is Brutus sick, and is it physical... ’ 00:01:56
19.   Nor was Caesar's wife Calpurnia... 00:03:53
20.   Act 3 Scene 1 ‘O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low’ 00:01:02
21.   Brutus assured him... 00:00:47
22.   Act 3 Scene 1 ‘O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth... ’ 00:01:15
23.   The confused people of Rome... (Act 3 Scene 2) 00:01:22
24.   The crowd was silent... 00:00:19
25.   Act 3 Scene 2 Friends, Romans, Countrymen... 00:01:50
26.   The crowd was moved by Mark Antony's grief... 00:03:48
  The Merchant of Venice
27.   The Merchant of Venice 00:01:30
28.   Act 1 Scene 1 ‘In Belmont is a lady richly left... ’ 00:00:43
29.   Antonio hadn't enough money... 00:03:47
30.   Act 1 Scene 3 ‘Go with me to a notary, seal me there... ’ 00:00:30
31.   Antonio thought this was a good joke... 00:03:23
32.   Act 2 Scene 7 ‘O hell! What have we here’ 00:01:06
33.   Next it was the Prince of Aragon's turn... (Act 2 Scene 9) 00:01:20
34.   Portia sighed once more... (Act 3 Scene 1) 00:02:45
35.   With each tide more bad news... (Act 3 Scene 2) 00:03:44
36.   There was further joy... 00:01:33


Disc 2

  The Merchant of Venice
1.   Portia’s cousin was a learned man of law, Dr. Bellario... 00:01:57
2.   Act 4 Scene 1 ‘The quality of mercy is not strain'd... ’ 00:01:12
3.   But Shylock was deaf... (Act 5 Scene 1) 00:01:57
4.   Shylock having denied mercy to Antonio... (Act 5 Scene 1) 00:02:47
5.   Portia and Nerissa arrived home just before their husbands... 00:01:48
  The Taming of the Shrew
6.   The Taming of the Shrew 00:05:44
7.   Act 2 Scene 1 ‘I'll attend her here... ’ 00:02:46
8.   Baptista nervously put his head... (Act 2 Scene 1) 00:01:40
9.   Meanwhile, a more gentle wooing was taking place... 00:04:35
10.   Act 4 Scene 1 ‘Last night she slept not, nor to - night she shall not... ’ 00:00:50
11.   Back at Baptista's house, young Lucentio... 00:04:13
12.   Act 5 Scene 1 ‘Husband, let's follow to see the end of this ado.’ 00:00:34
13.   A feast was given by Baptista... 00:02:11
14.   Act 5 Scene 2 ‘I am asham'd that women are so simple... ’ 00:01:23
  Richard II
15.   Richard II 00:04:33
16.   Act 2 Scene 1 ‘This royal throne of kings, this scept'red isle... ’ 00:01:31
17.   Gaunt tried to warn King Richard... 00:03:43
18.   Act 3 Scene 2 ‘So when this thief, this traitor, Bolingbroke... ’ 00:00:31
19.   But Richard's confidence soon vanished... (Act 3 Scene 2) 00:02:13
20.   The young Duke of Aumerle bade Richard... (Act 3 Scene 3) 00:02:18
21.   And so Richard, with no power left to him... 00:02:00
22.   Act 4 Scene 1 ‘Here, cousin, seize the crown.’ 00:01:36
23.   Richard's grief at his loss overwhelmed him... (Act 4 Scene 1) 00:01:00
24.   In despair Richard smashed the mirror... 00:03:11
25.   Act 5 Scene 5 ‘That hand shall burn in never - quenching fire... ’ 00:00:32
26.   In his dying moments... (Act 5 Scene 6) 00:00:57
  Henry IV Part I
27.   Henry IV Part I 00:01:27
28.   Act 1 Scene 1 ‘A Son, who is the Theme of Honour’s tongue... ’ 00:00:38
29.   Prince Hal, although he was the Prince... (Act 1 Scene 2) 00:02:16
30.   Prince Hal had another friend called Poins... (Act 1 Scene 3) 00:02:38
31.   Hotspur had hoped to strike a deal with the King... 00:01:22
32.   Act 2 Scene 4 ‘A plague of all Cowards still, say I.’ 00:02:02
33.   By the time Falstaff had finished... (Act 2 Scene 4) 00:01:26
34.   But Falstaff's plans for their evening's... (Act 2 Scene 4) 00:01:46
35.   Then Hal and Falstaff swapped parts. (Act 2 Scene 4) 00:02:28
36.   Their play was interrupted by the Sheriff of London... 00:00:42


Disc 3

  Henry IV Part I
1.   That night at the palace, Hal got a strong telling - off from his father... 00:01:09
2.   Act 3 Scene 2 ‘I will redeem all this on Percy’s head... ’ 00:00:52
3.   King Henry was moved by his son's strong words... 00:02:28
4.   Act 4 Scene 2 ‘... and such have I to fill up the room of them... ’ 00:00:59
5.   King Henry made one final offer... (Act 5 Scene 1) 00:01:33
6.   The Battle of Shrewsbury raged 00:01:39
7.   Act 5 Scene 4 ‘What Old Acquaintance Could not all this flesh... ’ 00:00:37
8.   But as Hal left the battlefield... . (Act 5 Scene 4) 00:01:08
9.   And hoisting the body of Hotspur... (Act 5 Scene 4) 00:01:41
  Henry IV Part II
10.   Henry IV Part II 00:01:59
11.   Act 2 Scene 1 ‘What is the gross sum that I owe thee’ 00:01:19
12.   The cunning Falstaff talked very sweetly... 00:02:23
13.   Act 2 Scene 4 ‘You whoreson Candle - mine you... ’ 00:01:14
14.   There was no time for any further questions... 00:05:08
15.   Act 4 Scene 5 ‘Why doth the Crown lie there, upon his Pillow... ’ 00:01:37
16.   Too full of sorrow for his father, Hal quietly left... 00:04:20
17.   Act 5 Scene 5 ‘God save thy Grace, King Hal... ’ 00:02:30
  The Merry Wives of Windsor
18.   The Merry Wives of Windsor 00:03:27
19.   Act 1 Scene 3 ‘... Briefly, I do mean to make love to Ford's wife... ’ 00:01:17
20.   So Falstaff planned to get close to both wives... 00:01:35
21.   Act 1 Scene 4 ‘You jack'nape; give – a this letter to Sir Hugh... ’ 00:00:29
22.   Mistress Quickly calmed the fiery Frenchman... (Act 2 Scene 1) 00:02:01
23.   Mistress Page was shocked to get such a letter... (Act 2 Scene 1) 00:01:09
24.   Now Master Ford was by nature a very jealous... (Act 2 Scene 2) 00:02:33
25.   Falstaff could hardly believe his luck... 00:01:28
26.   In the middle of a field on this... (Act 2 Scene 3) 00:02:11
27.   It was nearly eleven o'clock... (Act 3 Scene 3) 00:01:13
28.   But Falstaff's amorous words... (Act 3 Scene 3) 00:01:54
29.   Falstaff disappeared into the basket... (Act 3 Scene 5) 00:02:34
30.   Nevertheless, when Mistress Quickly came to Falstaff... 00:01:30
31.   Act 4 Scene 2 ‘Shall I put him into the basket again’ 00:01:31
32.   The merry wives decided to play a trick on Ford too... 00:02:25
33.   Act 4 Scene 4 ‘There is an old tale goes that Herne the Hunter... ’ 00:02:45
34.   That night, at the stroke of twelve... (Act 5 Scene 5) 00:02:30
35.   All the 'fairies' danced round Falstaff... 00:02:42

Total Playing Time: 03:36:16






Author(s):
Timson, David

Reader(s):
Jennings, Alex; Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA340912

Barcode: 9789626344095

Physical Release: 07/2006

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