Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare audiobook

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Adapted for audio and directed by Barry Creyton
Based on the 2012 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production directed by Laird Williamson
Performed by a full cast

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Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 production of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen. A love to die for… When you are passionately, purely in love, nothing else matters—not even life itself. Shakespeare's consummate tragedy of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets, and fate is set in 1840s Alta California, a vibrant and conflicted time in our history. Romeo and Juliet, the son and daughter of two landed families locked in an old feud, are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can—and must—be together.

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Summary

Summary

Nominated for the Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award in both Classics and Full-Cast Production categories

Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 production of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen.

A love to die for…

When you are passionately, purely in love, nothing else matters—not even life itself. Shakespeare's consummate tragedy of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets, and fate is set in 1840s Alta California, a vibrant and conflicted time in our history. Romeo and Juliet, the son and daughter of two landed families locked in an old feud, are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can—and must—be together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A captivating rendition, courtly enough in its tone and design to allay traditionalist carping, yet energetic, full-blooded, and in no way hidebound.” OregonLive on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s theatrical production of Romeo and Juliet

Reviews

Reviews

by Tamim 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
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A New Romeo and Juliet!

Romeo and Juliet, how in the world can you re-tell that story? Throw in some sword fights, militia, 1840’s California and Spanish and you’ve got a brand new twist on an old story!
Romeo is in love, out of love, he’s your typical broken hearted teenager. Juliet is a Juliet like you’ve never heard before. With spark, fire, passion and fantastic performances this is by far the best Romeo and Juliet duo I have ever heard perform this masterpiece. The nurse will take your breath away and you’ll hit the floor laughing at her antics. Mercutio is too much! Wonderfully played and adapted for the Spanish role. The quick witted friar and all his scheming, a new spin on the apothecary (I won’t ruin the surprise) and music that will have you dancing.
Fully dramatized by the Oregon Shakespeare Festivals 2012 cast this is as close to the live performance as you can get. Better, because in this year’s Romeo and Juliet you’ll be transported to 1840’s Alta California.
I’ve had the pleasure of working on this unique production! This isn’t like any other multicast you’ve ever heard. Complete sound effects, dramatic music, comedy and passionate performances all blend together for a one of a kind audio experience.
If you like this book, you might also like: The Mark of Zorro, The Maltese Falcon, Hamlet, and Measure for Measure.

Author

Author Bio: William Shakespeare

Author Bio: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English