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  • An anthology of Shakespearian speeches performed by the world's leading actors.
  • Sian Phillips, Emma Fielding and Miriam Margolyes star in Shakespeare's comedy of men behaving badly and women doing it for themselves. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to...
  • Frances Barber and David Harewood star in Shakespeare's towering tale of great love, political intrigue and tragedy. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923,...
  • Helena Bonham Carter stars as Rosalind with David Morrissey as Orlando and Natasha Little as Celia in Shakespeare's festive comedy. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to...
  • A quintessential Shakespearean comedy, complete with a loquacious clown.
  • Samuel West and Susannah York star in Shakespeare's great tragedy of power and pride.
  • This is the first new, full-scale edition of Cymbeline in 37 years. One of Shakespeare's final works, Cymbeline uses virtuoso theatrical and poetic means to dramatize a story of marriage imperiled...
  • In this remarkable anthology of historical recordings are many of the great artists of the past. Early cylinder recordings of Sir Henry Irving preserve the voice and character of the greatest actor...
  • The Bard gets a jolly lesson in ye olde show biz.
  • To be or not to be... Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow... O for a Muse of Fire... The quality of mercy is not strained... This sceptred isle... Once more unto the breach dear...
  • Shakespeare's classic as dramatized by renowned vocal actor David I. Davies
  • The first in Shakespeare's great series of four tragedies.
  • Michael Sheen, Kenneth Cranham and Juliet Stevenson star in the best-known and most powerful tragedy of modern times. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since I...
  • Michael Sheen stars as Hamlet with Kenneth Cranham as Claudius, Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude and Ellie Beaven as Ophelia in the best-known and most powerful tragedy of modern times...
  • Father and son Julian and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and Prince Hal in Shakespeare's stirring history.
  • Father and son Julian and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and his son, Hal, in this powerful production, which also stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales...
  • Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most popular and polished works.
  • BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first...
  • Shakespeare's bitter tragedy of loyalty, power and politics.
  • The story of a foolish and self-indulgent king who learns the value of self-knowledge.
  • Kenneth Branagh heads an outstanding cast in playing one of Shakespeare's strongest characters. The eighth production in the widely admired series of Shakespeare plays presented by Naxos AudioBooks...
  • The plays of William Shakespeare, and his famous lines, are part of the national consciousness. There may be few solid facts about Shakespeare the man, and yet not only do we want to know all about...
  • Richard Eyre directs Ken Stott as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's drama of greed and destiny.
  • By the time Shakespeare came to write Macbeth - almost certainly in 1605/1606 - he had already completed three of the great tragedies with which modern audiences are so familiar: Hamlet (1601),...
  • "...All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death." — Macbeth Macbeth is among the most powerful of Shakespeare's tragedies, a dark but fascinating glimpse into the...
  • Richard Eyre directs Ken Stott as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's dramatic tale of greed and destiny...
  • When a young woman is offered the choice of saving a man's life at the price of her own chastity, what should she do? The political and moral corruption of Vienna has driven Duke...
  • Shakespeare's dramatic and complex comedy.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream must be one of the most enduringly popular of Shakespeare's plays, and it is not difficult to see why: the work blends several kinds of comedy with a powerful atmosphere...
  • Sylvestra Le Touzel, Sam West and David Threlfall star in Shakespeare's delightful comic fantasy.
  • "The course of true love never did run smooth" —Lysander A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's best early works, an airy, romantic romp in the woods among bumbling rustics,...
  • A full-cast performance of one of the greatest verbal sparring matches in all of literature.
  • David Tennant stars as Benedick with Samantha Spiro as Beatrice in Shakespeare's merry comedy of wit, words and romance.
  • The stormy passions of Shakespeare's tragedy resonate with powerful emotion in this BBC radio 3 production.
  • The second in Shakespeare's greate sequence of four tragedies.
  • Samuel West stars as Richard II with Joss Ackland as John of Gaunt in Shakespeare's lyrically tragic history. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when...
  • Douglas Henshall, Sophie Dahl and Susannah York star in Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love. BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly...
  • Shakespeare's play is filled with wit, tenderness, dramatic variety and poetic beauty.
  • Douglas Henshall stars as Romeo with Sophie Dahl as Juliet and Susannah York as Lady Capulet in Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love...
  • All 154 of the Shakespeare's sonnets are beautifully read.
  • 'To be or not to be - that is the question…'
  • Richard Burton's rich and resonant voice delivers Henry V's address to his army on the eve of Agincourt!
  • Alec Guinness's performance as King Lear stirs the listener in this recording from the BBC Sound Archives.
  • From the BBC Sound Archives, one of Shakespeare's most famous and memorable speeches, with Paul Scofield and Peggy Ashcroft as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, bringing these ominous words vividly to life.
  • With Denis Quilley as Macbeth, this recording from the BBC Sound Archives brings Shakespeare's memorable words to life.
  • Ian Holm delivers King Richard IIIs soliloquy, bringing Shakespeare's wonderful lines, full of pyschological insight, vividly to life.
  • This impassioned speech is beautifully spoken by Fay Compton in this BBC Sound archives recording.
  • In this recording from the BBC Sound Archives, Hannah Gordon is Shakespeare's wise Portia.
  • As read by the legendary Sir John Gielgud-- perhaps the greatest interpreter of the Bard we shall ever know-- the sonnets in this selection come alive...
  • Everyone knows something of Shakespeare's sonnets, even if only in memorable fragments like 'the darling buds of May', or 'remembrance of things past',or 'the marriage of true minds'. For centuries...
  • "Our revels now are ended... this rough magic I here abjure..." In Shakespeare hinting at the end of his own magnificent career in these and others lines spoken by the great magician,...
  • Ian McKellen, as Prospero, heads a strong cast in Shakespeare's last great play. The wronged Duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice...
  • Shakespeare's magical, other-wordly final play.
  • Twelfth Night, nowadays one of Shakespeare's best-loved and most-admired comedies, was not always so regarded: Samuel Pepys saw the play three times in the 1660s and judged it 'silly'. Modem...
  • The Winter's Tale was one of the very last plays Shakespeare wrote, a moving romance whose themes are sin, forgiveness, death, rebirth, and the power of Time and Nature to heal all wounds. Based on...
  • An intimate history of Shakespeare, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature for many generations to come...