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  1. 1.3 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Plato's Guide to the Good Life “The unexamined life is not worth living” -Apology, Plato An original account of the speech Socrates makes at the trial in which he is charged with not recognizing the gods recognized by the state, inventing new deities, and corrupting the youth of Athens.

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    Apology

    Read by Bob Neufeld
    1.3 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 1.2 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Accusé d’impiété et de corrompre les jeunes gens, Socrate est condamné à mort en 399 avant 1.-C. Lors de son procès, qui mobilise toute la cité d’Athènes, il choisit de se défendre avec l’arme qu’il manie le mieux: le langage.

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    Apologie de Socrate

    Read by Leyla
    1.2 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 1.9 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Platons «Apologie des Sokrates» oder «Verteidigung des Sokrates» gehört zu den Meisterwerken der philosophischen Weltliteratur und ist in alle Kultursprachen übersetzt worden. Platon (427 v. Chr.–348 v. Chr.) läßt Sokrates sein Leben darstellen und beurteilen sowie seine Einstellung zum Tod. Übersetzung durch Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermache.

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    Des Sokrates Verteidigung

    Read by Redaer
    1.9 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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    5.8 hrs • 9/22/2015 • Unabridged

    This compassionate, personal, and illuminating work of nonfiction draws on the author’s celebrated work as a director of socially conscious theater to connect listeners with the power of an ancient artistic tradition. For years, Bryan Doerries has been producing ancient tragedies for current and returned servicemen and women, addicts, tornado and hurricane victims, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society. Here, drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully illustrates the redemptive and therapeutic potential of this classical, timeless art: how, for example, Ajax can help soldiers and their loved ones grapple with PTSD, or how Prometheus Bound provides insights into the modern penal system. Doerries is an original and magnanimous thinker, and The Theater of War—wholly unsentimental but intensely felt and emotionally engaging—is a humane, knowledgeable, and accessible book that will inspire and inform listeners, showing them that suffering and healing are both part of a timeless process.

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    The Theater of War by Bryan Doerries

    The Theater of War

    5.8 hrs • 9/22/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 5.8 hrs • 9/22/2015 • Unabridged

    A compassionate, personal, and illuminating work of nonfiction that draws on the author’s celebrated work as a director of socially conscious theater to connect listeners with the power of an ancient artistic tradition For years Bryan Doerries has been producing ancient tragedies for current and returned servicemen and women, addicts, tornado and hurricane victims, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society. Here, drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully illustrates the redemptive and therapeutic potential of this classical, timeless art: how, for example, Ajax can help soldiers and their loved ones grapple with PTSD, or how Prometheus Bound provides insights into the modern penal system. Doerries is an original and magnanimous thinker, and The Theater of War—wholly unsentimental but intensely felt and emotionally engaging—is a humane, knowledgeable, and accessible book that will inspire and inform listeners, showing them that suffering and healing are both part of a timeless process.

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    The Theatre of War by Bryan Doerries

    The Theatre of War

    5.8 hrs • 9/22/15 • Unabridged
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  6. 1.3 hrs • 3/18/2014 • Audio Theater

    Take a seat in the court of ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life. Hear the philosopher face his accusers with his trademark wit, his cutting logic, and the courage of his ideals. Consider his arguments on virtue, justice, politics, civic duty, love of life, and hope in death, and make your own judgment. Think. Question. Change.

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    Socrates Now by Plato

    Socrates Now

    Translated and directed by Yannis Simonides and Loukas Skipitaris
    Performed by Yannis Simonides
    1.3 hrs • 3/18/14 • Audio Theater
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  7. 3.1 hrs • 2/26/2014 • Audio Theater

    The play centres on the warrior Caius Marcius Coriolanus who, aside from his military prowess and political alliances, supports the old patrician model of Roman authority and is therefore totally out of touch with the needs of the ordinary people. This flaw in his character makes for a great play and is performed by members of the Marlowe Company.

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    Coriolanus

    3.1 hrs • 2/26/14 • Audio Theater
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  8. 3.1 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    Henry V is a study of kingship, patriotism, and heroic determination tempered by tender comedy as Henry courts Katherine, princess of France.  Henry, the noble and courageous young king of England, decides to invade France, believing he has a rightful claim to the throne. At Agincourt he leads his army into battle against the powerful French forces and, against all the odds, wins a famous victory. Henry is played by Jamie Glover, Brian Cox is the Chorus, and the Hostess is played by Elizabeth Spriggs.

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    Henry V by William Shakespeare

    Henry V

    3.1 hrs • 2/21/14 • Audio Theater
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  9. 3.0 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    Prince Hal parts from his past to fulfill his royal destiny in this essential conclusion to Henry IV, Part 1. Rebellion still simmers in England and King Henry’s health is failing. Prince Hal has proved his courage but the king still fears that his son’s pleasure-loving nature will bring the realm to ruin. Meanwhile, Falstaff and his ribald companions waste the nights in revelry, anticipating the moment when Hal will ascend the throne. Falstaff is in Gloucestershire when news arrives that the king has died. Has the dissolute old knight’s hour come at last? Hal is played by Jamie Glover and King Henry by Julian Glover. Richard Griffiths is Falstaff.

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    Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
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  10. 2.9 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    The monstrous power of one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, Richard Plantagenet, emerges in Henry VI, Part 3, a portent of things to come. The Yorkists have been temporarily victorious and the Duke of York has assumed the throne, but the Lancastrians, led by Queen Margaret, counter-attack. As the fortunes of war shift, both the innocent and the guilty are swept up in the maelstrom. And increasingly dominant amid the chaos is the sinister figure of the crook-backed Richard, Duke of Gloucester. David Tennant plays Henry VI, and Kelly Hunter plays Queen Margaret. Clive Merrison is the Duke of York, Stephen Boxer is Edward IV, and John Bowe is Warwick. Richard of Gloucester is played by David Troughton.

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    Henry VI, Part 3 by William Shakespeare
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  11. 2.6 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    The all-conquering King Henry V is dead and the throne is occupied by his infant son, Henry VI. The good Duke Humphrey of Gloucester has been appointed protector, but a struggle for power soon develops between the young king’s Lancastrian relatives and the powerful house of York under Richard Plantagenet. Meanwhile the French, led by Joan of Arc, the maid of Orleans, threaten to win back the territories lost to Henry V.

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    Henry VI, Part 1 by William Shakespeare
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  12. 2.8 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    King Henry is married to Katherine of Aragon, but he has been smitten by the charms of the queen’s maid of honor, Anne Bullen, and is tempted to divorce his dignified and noble wife.  Meanwhile, the lords of England resent the influence of Henry’s trusted advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, who is gradually drawing power into his own hands. As Katherine and Wolsey suffer their tragic falls, new figures rise to fill their places, but they, too, will be brought low by the inexorable sweep of time and fortune.  This colorful history play, possibly written in collaboration with John Fletcher, comes from the very end of Shakespeare’s dramatic career. Paul Jesson plays Henry VIII, and Jane Lapotaire plays Queen Katherine. Timothy West is Cardinal Wolsey.

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    Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

    Henry VIII

    2.8 hrs • 2/21/14 • Audio Theater
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  13. 3.0 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    Rife with intrigue and treachery, this history play depicts the onset of the fifteenth-century Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York. Young King Henry VI has married the beautiful Margaret of Anjou but the new queen is ruthless and ambitious. Supported by the powerful Duke of Suffolk, Margaret plots the overthrow of her enemies, chief among them the Duke of Gloucester. But the Duke of York also aspires to the crown, and the common people, led by Jack Cade, are in rebellion. To the despair of the mild young king, England descends into civil war. David Tennant plays Henry VI, and Kelly Hunter plays Queen Margaret. Norman Rodway is the Duke of Gloucester, Isla Blair the Duchess of Gloucester, and Clive Merrison plays the Duke of York.

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    Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
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  14. 2.5 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    King John of England is pitted against the united powers of France, Brittany, Austria, and the Papacy. Will England be destroyed by his fatal indecision? As alliances are made, broken, and remade, the paranoid and erratic John reveals his weakness and reliance on those around him—including his powerful mother Queen Elinor and Faulconbridge, the cynical and witty bastard son of the dead King Richard I. In this early history play, King John is played by Michael Feast, the Bastard by Michael Maloney, and Constance by Eileen Atkins.

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    King John by William Shakespeare

    King John

    2.5 hrs • 2/21/14 • Audio Theater
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  15. 2.9 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    Shakespeare’s finest verse play is also his first portrait of the psychology of power. The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard’s right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically. Meanwhile Bolingbroke’s seizure of the crown has caused resentment among the nobles of England. Rupert Graves is Richard II, and Julian Glover is Bolingbroke. John Wood plays John of Gaunt.

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    Richard II by William Shakespeare

    Richard II

    2.9 hrs • 2/21/14 • Audio Theater
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  16. 3.5 hrs • 2/21/2014 • Audio Theater

    Brilliantly manipulative and entirely amoral, the hero-villain Richard is one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles. The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. But Edward’s misshapen brother Richard harbors kingly ambitions and will stop at nothing to achieve the throne. In a fatal battle on Bosworth Field, Richard meets the ghosts of all whom he has murdered and the Earl of Richmond, the future King Henry VII. Richard III is played by David Troughton. Saskia Wickham plays Lady Anne, Margaret Robertson plays Queen Margaret, and Philip Voss is Buckingham.

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    Richard III by William Shakespeare

    Richard III

    3.5 hrs • 2/21/14 • Audio Theater
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