Item description for A Midsummer Night's Dream (Naxos AudioBooks) by William Shakespeare, Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney & Sarah Woodward...
This dramatization of Shakespeare's comedy features a cast who have performed the play for the Royal Shakespeare Company and other major theatre companies. The production features music from Purcell's "Fairy Queen". The cast includes Karen Archer, Jack Ellis, David Timson and Cathy Sara.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 5.25" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626341505 ISBN13 9789626341506 UPC 730099015028
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More About William Shakespeare, Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney & Sarah Woodward
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers. Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain s Men (later under James I, called the King s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio."
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 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Naxos AudioBooks)?
Full Cast Performance is Delightful...Audio Quality is Excellent Dec 20, 2007
This review refer to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare -Naxos Audio Book(CD) Full Cast With Complete Text From New Cambridge Shakespeare
Who better to tell you a story than The Bard himself? And in this one he takes you away to a fairytale land of magic potions, fairy dust and "rare visions". Add some lords and ladies, some romance and delicious comedy and you'll be smiling all the way through.
All the elements for an enjoyable romp are here. Impish fairies spreading their magic turn the lives of four young lovers upside down with their mystical spells. A bumbling acting troupe finds one of it's members turned into a donkey, yet the object of the fairy queen's affections. All taking place in a beautiful moonlit forest. Will these sprites make everything right for these mere mortals? You'll have a merry time finding out!
Warren Mitchell as Bottom, Michael Maloney as Oberon, and Sarah Woodward as Titania lead a terrific full cast performance that will take you on this enchanted journey. Music between the scenes programmed by Neville Jason will have you caught up in the time era as well.
The audio book consists of 3 CDs and is an excellent quality. All dialogue is clear and distinct and sounds great on the stereo. Naxos has done a wonderful recording job. It also comes with a booklet that has cast bios, track listings for each disc and some notes on the play and it's stage history. Total running time of the entire play is 2 hours and 19 minutes. Naxos has this listed as a classic drama,although I've always considered it as a romantic comedy.
Recommended for a delightful way to spend a couple of hours around the house or in the car. Would also make a nice gift for the audio enthusiast Thanx and...enjoy the read....Laurie
Shakespeare Audio Style Apr 15, 2005
This recording of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Nights Dream"
is part of a series of recordings on the Naxos Audiobooks label.
Slowly they are putting together some very good to excellent
recordings of the plays and sonnets of the "Bard of Avon"
This recording perfectly captures the spirit of the play and
the music in the background brings a new feeling to the play.
All the perfoming versions of the plays released so far are based
on the Cambridge Shakespeare Edition. All can be easily