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The Essential Shakespeare Live CD

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A selection of more than forty 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.

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, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, Henry V, Henry VI Part 3, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, Othello, Pericles, 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 and The Winter’s Tale.

Running time: 283 mins
Sound: 16 bit 44.1khz