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King Lear (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare (Author), Clive Merrison (Performed by) & Trevor Peacock (Performed by)
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Item description for King Lear (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, Clive Merrison & Trevor Peacock...

Wishing to ease himself of the burden of rule, King Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him best.

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Item Specifications...

Running Time: 183.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.36" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.95"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Oct 10, 2005
Publisher   Audio Partners
ISBN  1932219188  
ISBN13  9781932219180  

Availability  1 units.
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More About William Shakespeare, Clive Merrison & Trevor Peacock

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (15641616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer and playwright in the English language. In 1594 he founded the acting company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later the King's Men. Writer, actor, and filmmaker Michael A. Cramer teaches communications in New York City, where he lives."

William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.

William Shakespeare has published or released items in the following series...
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  4. Arden Shakespeare Third (Paperback)
  5. Arkangel Complete Shakespeare
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  7. Barnes & Noble Classics
  8. Be Classic
  9. Cambridge School Shakespeare
  10. Classical Comics
  11. Cliffs Complete
  12. Dover Giant Thrift Editions
  13. Dover Thrift Editions
  14. Dover Thrift Study Edition
  15. Folger Shakespeare Library
  16. Green Tiger's Illustrated
  17. Ignatius Critical Editions
  18. Knickerbocker Classics
  19. MAXnotes
  20. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  21. New Folger Library Shakespeare
  22. Norton Critical Editions
  23. Oxford School Shakespeare
  24. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  25. Pelican Shakespeare (Paperback)
  26. Penguin Classics
  27. Shakespeare Can Be Fun! (Paperback)
  28. Shakespeare Made Easy (Paperback)
  29. Shakespeare on the Double!
  30. Shakespeare Range
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  32. Shakespeare, Pelican
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  36. Simply Shakespeare
  37. Sourcebooks Shakespeare
  38. Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare
  39. Thrift Study Edition

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King Lear as it was meant to be!  Jun 21, 2008
Reading Shakespeare's classic tragedy is one thing, but listening to it performed in such a masterful way is another. This oral production of King Lear brings this play to life in a powerful way. What better way to get through traffic than to be entrenched in the world of treachery, pride and redemption! The actors are magnificient! This is one of my best purchases from this site.
The Best recording of the Best tradegy  Dec 9, 2007
This is the best performance i have ever heard of this play. Trevor Peacock (Lear) is phanominal. Every time i listen to it i find my self repeating lines back. Its just such a meaningfull play, and it is done to justice. Kent and Edgar are loyal and valliant, glouster and lear are tragic and Edmond is villanous...Its great.
Worth the purchase, even if you dislike tragedy  Mar 8, 2007
King Lear has gotten old and wishes now to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. The better praise they give him, the more they receive. With the exile of Lear's youngest daughter, Cordelia, Lear begins to experience the vices of his remaining daughters first-hand, as well as the greed of the illegitamite son of his friend, Glouchester.

The cast was well chosen for this production, although it's heavy-handedness makes for some slow and quieter performances. Samantha Bond shines as the virtueous Cordelia and David Tennant gives a fantastic, if not somewhat subdued performance, as Edgar and Poor Tom. The music between each new scene and act can be a little tiresome, but overall, the production is a well-collaborated one.

I do not favor tragedies as a rule, but I do recommend this play to someone who finds them appealing or wishes to have a well-rounded understanding of Shakespeare's plays.
King Lear  Feb 8, 2007
This recording is remarkably effective as a piece of theatre. Well-cast, well acted, well conceived.

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