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Orson Welles Julius Caesar radio theater

Julius Caesar by Clara Grosch

Julius Caesar by Clara Grosch

Julius Caesar

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Orson Welles Hamlet radio theater

Hamlet, Act IV scene V, Ophelia before the King and Queen

Hamlet, Act IV scene V, Ophelia before the King and Queen

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Summary: Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced (and more cynical) Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

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Total running time: 2 hours, 17 minutes

Dramatis Personae

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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children by Edith Nesbit

Titania by Henry Meynell Rheam

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Preface and a Brief Life of Shakespeare

Chapter 1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chapter 2 The Tempest

Chapter 3 As you Like it

Chapter 4 The Winter’s Tale

Chapter 5 King Lear

Cordelia by William Frederick Yeames

Chapter 6 Twelfth Night

Chapter 7 Much Ado about Nothing

Chapter 8 Romeo and Juliet

Juliet by Philip_H._Calderon

Chapter 9 Pericles

Chapter 10 Hamlet

Chapter 11 Cymbeline

Chapter 12 Macbeth

"Macbeth seeing the ghost of Banquo" by Théodore Chassériau

Chapter 13 Comedy of Errors

Chapter 14 Merchant of Venice

Chapter 15 Timon of Athens

Shakespeare Death_of_Desdemona Othello

Chapter 16 Othello

Chapter 17 The Taming of the Shrew

William Hunt's Claudio and Isabella from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

Chapter 18 Measure for Measure

Chapter 19 Two Gentlemen of Verona

Chapter 20 All’s Well that Ends Well

Posted 8 years ago.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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illustration of Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

Posted 8 years ago.

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare

The Mock Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind by Walter Howell Deverell, public domain image

Summary: One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph (for the most part) as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. (Summary by Rosalind Wills for Librivox)

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Total running time:  2 hours, 24 minutes

Rosalind by Robert Walker Macbeth, public domain image

Dramatis Personae

Act 1

Act 2

Rosalind and Celia by Hugh Thomson, public domain image

Act 3

Act 4

Act 5

Posted 9 years, 1 month ago.

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