Item description for Hamlet (Arkangel Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, Simon Russell Beale & Imogen Stubbs...
Overview This definitive collection features all 38 of Shakespeare's plays in their entirety, presented by outstanding Shakespearean performers.
Shakespeare s most famous play is one of the greatest stories in the literature of the world.
Distressed by his father s death and his mother s over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, prince of Denmark is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet s beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy.
Hamlet is played by Simon Russell Beale. Imogen Stubbs plays Ophelia, Jane Lapotaire is Gertrude, and Bob Peck is Claudius. Polonius is played by Norman Rodway."
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Running Time: 205.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.22" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Mar 16, 2005
Publisher BBC Audiobooks America
ISBN 1932219080 ISBN13 9781932219081
Availability 0 units.
More About William Shakespeare, Simon Russell Beale & Imogen Stubbs
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His extant works include some collaboration, consisting of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hamlet (Arkangel Shakespeare)?
Hamlet Jul 21, 2008
I love this story! The CD audio is very good. It's very easy to get lost in the story.
Hamlet Audio CD May 25, 2008
This wasn't as good as I was hoping. I needed more background sound effects--not just people with British accents.
You will be absorbed into the story Sep 23, 2006
This really is "The Tragical History of Hamlet Prince of Denmark" and not only the Prince but his family. Not only his family but his friends. Not only his friends but all though that came before him and is told to those that came after him.
You can slow down and pick apart many underlying themes and may of the phrases that now challenge Bible sayings in today's sound bites. But the real fun is in just reading the story and you will find that it is not as foreign as you may have thought. A quick synopsis is that Old Hamlet conquered Old Fortinbras seizing his land. Now that Old Hamlet is dead, Young Fortinbras wants his land back and is willing to take it by force. Meanwhile back in Dänemark Young Hamlet who is excessively grieving for the loss of his father, gets a now insight from his fathers ghost. Looks like he was a victim of a "murder most foul"; it looks like his mother and uncle were in cahoots on the murder.
The story is about what each person felt and acted or did not act upon the situation. You will find many movies and perverted imitations of the story but nothing will replace the original that was intended to be watched but reads well. You may like different audio and audio dramatizations.
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Best Yet Oct 21, 2005
What a terrific find! I got the Romeo and Juliet cd from the same company and was very pleased. So, I tried Macbeth. This is the finest interpretation of the parts I have ever heard. The readers even speak with Scottish accents. This a dramatized version, complete with sound effects. My students love it.