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The British Library and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) join forces to publish this remarkable audio treasury of live Shakespearian performances. Selected from an extensive collection of recordings made by the British Library Sound Archive, these two double CD sets offer scenes and speeches from some of the most celebrated Shakespeare productions in the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The extracts cover almost half a century of productions, from Laurence Olivier as Coriolanus in 1959 to Ian McKellen as King Lear in 2007.  Both Essential Shakespeare Live and Essential Shakespeare Encore! also include booklets that reproduce the play-text of each recorded extract in full along with introductions by Gregory Doran, Chief Association Director of the RSC.

      On Essential Shakespeare Encore! the roll-call of prestigious portrayals runs from Paul Robesons legendary Othello in 1959 to David Tennants highly-acclaimed Hamlet in 2008. Among the other memorable productions are Peter Halls Henry IV Part 1, Trevor Nunns The Winters Tale, John Bartons The Merchant of Venice, Adrian Nobles Macbeth, Sam Mendess Troilus and Cressida, and the recent Histories cycle of Michael Boyd. Notable actors include Ian Holm, David Suchet, Juliet Stevenson, Ian Richardson, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Russell Beale, Harriet Walter, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.

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2 Discs - 147 minutes

Actors include:

Sinead Cusack

Judi Dench

Ray Fearon

Alan Howard

Ian Holm

Ben Kingsley

Jane Lapotaire

Anton Lesser

Ian McKellen

Jonathan Pryce

Ian Richardson

Paul Robeson

Juliet Stevenson

Patrick Stewart

David Suchet

David Tennant

Harriet Walter

Plays include:



Henry V

King John

King Lear

Love's Labour's Lost


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado about Nothing



The Taming of the Shrew

The Winter's Tale

Timon of Athens

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