Understand, enjoy and appreciate Shakespeare like never before!
‘Political, historical, biographical.
Excellent, keep it up please.’
More than 400 years ago William Shakespeare wowed audiences from all walks of life with his heartbreaking tragedies,
groundbreaking histories and side-splitting comedies. In presenting a handful of his most influential and innovative
works as guided full-cast dramas Shakespeare Appreciated reveals how he did it and why he remains the greatest
writer in the English language to this day.
While our stunning audio dramas bring Shakespeare’s plays to life our guided narration not only explains and
explores the action as it unfolds – breaking down
ye olde language barriers and clarifying cultural references
– but examines the worlds in which the plays are set and written.
In selecting works across the genres and throughout his career, we see Shakespeare develop as a writer – growing,
learning and experimenting; stretching and shattering conventions – in an era when early theatre was changing, giving
way to something new, something more sophisticated and cosmopolitan.
Unlike many of his peers, Shakespeare thought like an actor, a director and a writer. In proudly presenting his
extraordinary work alongside expert commentary and analysis, Shakespeare Appreciated aims to entertain and enlighten
anyone with an interest in the Bard; which is why we’ve included the unabridged play twice, giving you the choice to
listen with or without narration.
All titles are available as Audible downloads. Audio CD sets and MP3 CD-Rom are available to customers in the UK.