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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