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All the World’s a Stage: A Collection of Shakespeare’s Speeches

Synopsis
A collection of Shakespeare’s most inspiring speeches from the BBC Sound Archives, including:

Romeo & Juliet - Act I, Scene III
"O Romeo, Romeo - wherefore art thou Romeo". Spoken by Fay Compton.

Hamlet - Act III, Scene I
"To be or not to be - that is the question...." Michael Redgrave

Henry V - Act IV, Scene III
"This day is called the feast of Crispian...." Richard Burton delivers Henry V’s address to his army on the eve of Agincourt.

King Lear - Act II, Scene IV
"I prithee, daughter, do not make me mad...." Alec Guinness’s performance as King Lear.

Macbeth - Act I, Scene VII
"If it were done when ‘tis done...." Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth - Act II, Scene II
"Is this a dagger which I see before me....." With Denis Quilley as Macbeth.

Richard III - Act I, Scene I
"Now is the winter of our discontent...." Ian Holm delivers King Richard III’s soliloquy.

The Merchant Of Venice - Act IV, Scene I
"The quality of mercy is not strained...." Hannah Gordon is Portia.
Series
BBC Archive Voices
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2007
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Cast
Richard BurtonKing Henry V
Peggy AshcroftLady Macbeth
Hannah GordonPortia
Ian HolmRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Hamlet; Henry V; King Lear; Macbeth; Merchant of Venice, The; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); speeches

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.audiogo.co.uk/bbc-archive-voices

Production Company

Name

AudioGO

Email
info@audiobookcollection.com
Web
http://www.bbcaudiobooks.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01225 878 000
Address
St James House
The Square
Lower Bristol Road
Bath
BA2 3BH
Notes
AudioGO, the UK’s leading audio publisher, was formerly known as BBC Audiobooks and was part of BBC Worldwide. The Chivers range encompasses more than 3,500 dramatisations and readings of unabridged fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. AudioGO also publishes the Radio Collection, incorporating radio dramatisations and non-fiction derived from BBC Radio programming. BBC Archive Voices is a new series presenting interviews with key figures in the fields of entertainment, sport, politics and literature (download only), otherwise sale on CD or MP3-CD via the BBC Shop or other retail outlets, or downloadable in digital format via the BBC AudioZone http://www.audible.co.uk/

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
http://www.amazon.co.uk External site opens in new window

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