Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of King Lear, Shakespeare’s dark yet brilliant tragedy of madness and betrayal, directed by artistic director Bill Rauch. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen.
Ambition is thicker than blood …
King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness, and unspeakable acts—with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature.
“By sticking to their American accents and vocal rhythms, Michael Winters (King Lear) and the entire Oregon Shakespeare Festival cast bring emotional freshness, ease, and clarity to the dense and heightened language and classic characters of this cornerstone of world literature. Well-mixed transitions, percussive music, and intense and convincing sword and battle sound effects add layers to the production, making it sound more film-like than stage-like…A solid and well-spoken interpretation of a time-honored classic.”
“Though it’s more than three hours long, there’s not a slack moment, and the desolation of its final scenes is majestic in its sorrow.”
Oregonian on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s theatrical production of King Lear
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Like a Movie!November 20, 2014Artful sound effects, beautiful production, and amazing adaption by Barry Crayton. This isn't just a straight stage recording, but a full cinematic production.
You've never heard Shakespeare like this before!
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
- Genre: Fiction/Classics
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4829-4947-6