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  • ISBN: 9780792751724 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751728 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 26 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Greg Wise (King of Navarre), Alex Jennings (Berowne), Samantha Bond (Princess of France), Emma Fielding (Rosaline), Alan Howard (Don Armado), Jonathan Tafler (Longaville), John Warnaby (Maria), Katharine Schlesinger (Katharine), Nicholas Woodeson (Boyet), Steven O'Neill (Moth), David Horovitch (Holofernes), Kenneth Jay (Nathaniel), John Dallimore (Dull), Max Bonamy (Costard), Emily Raymond (Jaquenetta).
Summary, etc.:
A play replete with puns and double-entendres, this is one of Shakespeare's earliest and most lighthearted. The young king of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women for this period. No sooner is their vow made than it is tested, however, as the princess of France and three of her ladies arrive in Navarre on a diplomatic mission. The young men fall instantly and hopelessly in love, and the tension between their vow and their passion forms the subject of this charming and sparkling early comedy.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Courts and courtiers > Drama.
Princesses > Drama.
Navarre (Kingdom) > Drama.
Genre: Comedies.

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