The Essential Shakespeare Live (4CD)

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The Essential Shakespeare Live

A selection of over 40 scenes and speeches performed in live Royal Shakespeare Company productions from 1959 to the present day, chosen by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC and archived at the British Library.

Running time: 283 minutes

Sound format: 16 bit 44.1khz

with actors including:

Francesca Annis, Peggy Ashcroft, Simon Russell Beale, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Judi Dench, Ray Fearon, Ciarán Hinds, Ian Holm, Alan Howard, Derek Jacobi, Emrys James, Ben Kingsley, Jane Lapotaire, Anton Lesser, Ian McKellen, Laurence Olivier, David Oyelowo, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Jonathan Pryce, Roger Rees, Ian Richardson, Alan Rickman, Paul Robeson, Mark Rylance, Paul Scofield, Antony Sher, Donald Sinden, Robert Stephens, Juliet Stevenson, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Janet Suzman, David Tennant, Harriet Walter, David Warner, Michael Williams

in the plays:

All’s Well that Ends Well

Antony and Cleopatra

As You Like It

The Comedy of Errors




Henry IV Part 1

Henry V

Henry VI Part 3

Henry VIII

Julius Caesar

King John

King Lear

Love’s Labour’s Lost


The Merchant of Venice

The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado about Nothing



Richard II

Richard III

Romeo and Juliet

The Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus

Troilus and Cressida

Twelfth Night

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Winter’s Tale