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  • ISBN: 9780792751922 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751922 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 52 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sir John Gielgud (Time the Chorus), Ciaran Hinds (Leontes), Sinead Cusack (Hermione), Eileen Atkins (Paulina), Paul Jesson (Polixenes), Julian Glover (Antigonus), Geoffrey Whitehead (Camillo), Alex Jennings (Autolycus), Alison Reid (Perdita), Mark Bonnar (Florizel), Anthony Jackson (Old shepherd), Stephen Mangan (Clown), John Hollis (Archidamus), Stephen Geller (Mamillius), Alan Cox (Cleomenes), John McAndrew (Dion), Steve Hodson (Gaoler), James Greene (Officer), Sarah-Jane Holm (Mopsa), Sian Radinger (Dorcas), Rebecca Saire (Emilia).
Summary, etc.:
King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair. One of the late romances in Shakespeare's canon, this complex work is at times tragic, at times humorous, but always entertaining and enlightening.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Fathers and daughters > Drama.
Married people > Drama.
Castaways > Drama.
Sicily (Italy) > Kings and rulers > Drama.

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