Friday, October 19, 2007

 

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE by James Shapiro Read by the author



Shapiro mixes critical analysis, political and stage history, and his own wonderful readings from HENRY V, JULIUS CAESAR and others. His blunt American tones sound raw compared to the elegant enunciations of most Shakespeare recordings, but he conveys better than anyone the vigor, bustle, and commercial necessity of so much of Shakespeare's life and work.

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