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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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

Release Date: 07/2006

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