Shakespeare: The Complete Works (100CD)

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The Marlowe Dramatic Society & Professional Players

Shakespeare Complete Works on CD - for the first time ever

- Re-mastered from the original Argo recordings and first time on CD

- Original facsimile content from the original recordings

- Striking original LP artwork by Arthur Wragg used on CD wallets

- Handsome 200 page book and luxurious boxed set presentation

This complete and unabridged collection of Shakespeare's 37 plays, performed by The Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players, plus all of the 154 Sonnets combined with the 4 narrative poems comes together to create an ultimate collection in one boxset. The recordings feature celebrated actors such as Sir John Gielgud, Richard Pasco, Dame Prunella Scales, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Trevor Nunn, Oscar winner Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Patrick Wymarck, and more.

The recordings were originally released on Argo Records and contain readings by The Marlowe Dramatic Society, recorded in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. As a tribute to the life of William Shakespeare there is no better time to make these well-regarded recordings available on CD and in digital formats for the very first time.

Organisations both nationwide and globally are coming together to celebrate the quatercentenary of the world’s most famous poet and playwright. Decca will be working alongside Shakespeare400, a season of cultural and artistic events across 2016, celebrating four hundred years of Shakespeare, his creative achievement and his profound influence on creative culture across the centuries. It is the collective endeavour of a consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational institutions in and around London, working closely together to express the impact of Shakespearean creativity on the widest range of artistic forms.

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Disc Listing:

 

Comedies 

All’s Well That Ends Well
CD 1-2
Features:
Max Adrian
Michael Hordern
Prunella Scales

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
CD 3-4
Features:
Ian McKellen
Trevor Nunn
Prunella Scales 

As You Like It
CD 5-6
Features:
John Barton
Tony Church 

Love’s Labour’s Lost
CD 7-8
Features:
Diana Rigg
Prunella Scales

Measure for Measure
CD 9-11
Features:
Derek Jacobi

Much Ado About Nothing
CD 12-13
Features:
Peggy Ashcroft
John Gielgud
Peter Pears

Pericles
CD 14-15
Features
Prunella Scales
Patrick Wymarck 

The Comedy of Errors
CD 16-17
Features:
Denis McCarthy
Prunella Scales

The Merchant of Venice
CD 18-19
Features:
Donald Beves
Christine Baker

The Merry Wives of Windsor
CD 20-21
Features:
Tony Church
Patrick Wymarck

The Taming of The Shrew
CD 22-23
Features:
Peggy Ashcroft
David King

The Tempest
CD 24-25
Features:
Michael Hordern
Ian Lang

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
CD 26-27
Features:
John Barton
George Rylands

The Winter’s Tale
CD 28-29
Features:
Ian McKellen
Corin Redgrave

Twelfth Night
CD 30-31
Features:
Derek Godfrey
Peter Pears
Prunella Scales

 

History Plays 

Henry IV Part 1
CD 32-33
Features:
Corin Redgrave
Paul Scofield

Henry IV Part 2
CD 34-36
Features:
Derek Jacobi
Ian McKellen
John Wood

Henry V
CD 37-39
Features:
Ian McKellen
Trevor Nunn
Prunella Scales

Henry VI Part 1
CD 40-42
Features:
Richard Marquand
John Nettleton

Henry VI Part 2
CD 44-46
Features:
Trevor Nunn
Patrick Wymarck

Henry VI Part 3
CD 47-49
Features:
Richard Marquand
Patrick Wymarck

Henry VIII
CD 50-52
Features:
Frank Duncan
Trevor Nunn
Prunella Scales

King John
CD 53-55
Features:
Michael Hordern
Richard Marquand

Richard II
CD 56-58
Features:
John Barton
Irene Worth

Richard III
CD 59-61
Features:
Corin Redgrave
Prunella Scales 

 

Tragedies

Antony and Cleopatra
CD 62-64
Features:
Ian McKellen
Diana Rigg
Prunella Scales

Coriolanus
CD 65-67
Features:
John Barton
Tony Church

Cymbeline
CD 68-70
Features:
Denis McCarthy
Trevor Nunn

Hamlet
CD 71-74
Features:
Miles Malleson
Trevor Nunn

Julius Caesar
CD 75-76
Features:
Tony Church
John Dover Wilson

King Lear
CD 77-79
Features:
William Devlin
Prunella Scales

Macbeth
CD 80-81
Features:
Derek Jacobi
Irene Worth

Othello
CD 82-84
Features:
Wendy Gifford
Irene Worth

Romeo & Juliet
CD 85-87
Features:
Corin Redgrave
Prunella Scales

Timon of Athens
CD 88-89
Features:
David Jacobi
Trevor Nunn
Corin Redgrave

Titus Andronicus
CD 90-91
Features:
Jill Balcon
William Devlin

Troilus and Cressida
CD 92-94
Features:
Wendy Gifford
Irene Worth

 

Sonnets

CD 95-96
Features:
John Barton
Tony Church
George Rylands
Anthony White

 

Poems

A Lover’s Complaint
CD 97
Features:
Joan Hart
William Squire

The Rape of Lucrece
CD 98-99
Features:
Peggy Ashcroft

Venus and Adonis
CD 100
Features:
Irene Worth

The Phoenix and The Turtle
CD 97
Featuring John Burrow