Shakespeare: Life and Work


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William Shakespeare: actor, poet, playwright. He is often called England's greatest writer, the Bard of Avon, a national treasure. But who was he? An average boy, born to an average family of the period; a romantic and dreamer, tempted away from his rural home by the sights and sounds of the big city. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, here is one of the many studies of the bard's life and works. (7 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Shakespere's Parents, Boyhood, Education, Marriage and Departure from Stratford 49:02 Read by Lynne T
Shakespere's London 41:29 Read by Kalynda
Development of Shakespere's Work and their Succession 25:09 Read by Jim Locke
The First Period 42:39 Read by Jim Locke
The Second Period 47:34 Read by Jim Locke
The Third Period 50:46 Read by Jim Locke
The Fourth Period 23:36 Read by Jim Locke
My Experience in Shakespere's Work 22:36 Read by Jim Locke
Shakespere as Revealed in his Works 23:31 Read by Jim Locke
Continuation of Shakespere's Biography 42:29 Read by Rachel Mauldin
Shakespere's Will, Tomb, and Descendants 30:41 Read by Rachel Mauldin
English Drama Before Shakespere 56:32 Read by Jim Locke