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PERICLES

by | Read by Sir John Gielgud, Nigel Terry, Stella Gonet, Julie Cox

Poetry & Drama • 2.25 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

Shakespeare's romantic comedy offers strong vocal characterizations by notable classical actors. Sir John Gielgud brings the narrator Gower to life with articulation and clarity, and Nigel Terry excels as Pericles. The other 20 cast members maintain dramatic energy for the entire play. Pericles knows the answer to the king's riddle, but revealing it will endanger the hero, so he runs away. The play tells of the young man's tour of the world and his experiences, which include abduction by pirates, visits to brothels, and the loss of his own daughter, until, of course, all is resolved. It's a pleasure to hear Shakespeare performed with such clarity and focus. M.R.E. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Audio Partners/ Arkangel • 2006

CS ISBN 1932219676 $17.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 1932219277 $19.95 • Two CDs

 

Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006

CD ISBN 0792730054 $25.95 • Two CDs

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