Macbeth (Naxos)

Genre: Full cast audio drama

Macbeth (Naxos)

Macbeth, Shakespeare's last great tragedy, has remained one of the most popular plays since it's first performance in 1606—probably in front of King James. This exciting audiobook production is directed with fresh imagination by Fiona Shaw who breaks the conventional strait jacket that has hampered the development of Shakespeare on audio. We are as much in the twenty-first century as in medieval Scotland—the tensions, the politics, the struggle for power and dark ambition is part of our lives.… This is also reflected in the sound world, with modern machinery and tanks. Macbeth is part of Naxos AudioBooks' exciting series of complete dramatisations of the works of Shakespeare, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. It uses the New Cambridge Shakespeare text, as used by the Royal Shakespeare Company and educational institutions across the world.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 2 hours
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  • Retail Trade: MP3-CD
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Author
William Shakespeare

Biography:
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father, John Shakespeare, was a store owner and a farmer, and at one point, also served as the town's mayor. William was the third of eight children. He was married to Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than himself. They had three children: Susanna (1583), and twins—Hamnet and Judith (1585). Shakespeare wrote 36 plays, 154 Sonnets and two narrative poems. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried at Trinity Church in Stratford, England.
Narrator
Fiona Shaw
Narrator
Full Cast
Narrator
Stephen Dillane

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