Argo Classics - Coriolanus (Argo Classics): Unabridged edition

By William Shakespeare, Performed by Anthony White, John Arnott, Donald Beves, Tony Church, Irene Worth and full cast

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time.

‘Let me twine
Mine arms about that body, where against
My grained ash an hundred times hath broke
And scarr’d the moon with splinters.’

Coriolanus is a tragedy based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus.

Roman general Coriolanus makes his name defeating an enemy army and defending Rome. The Senate nominates him as consul but he cannot win the people’s vote, so he is banished from Rome and allies with his old enemy. He comes to attack Rome, his mother persuades him not to, and his new-found ally kills him for the betrayal.

All of the Shakespeare plays within the ARGO Classics catalogue are performed by the Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players. The Marlowe was founded in 1907 with a mission to focus on effective delivery of verse, respect the integrity of texts, and rescue neglected plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and the less performed plays of Shakespeare himself. The Marlowe has performed annually at Cambridge Arts Theatre since its opening in 1936 and continues to produce some of the finest actors of their generations.

Thurston Dart, Professor of Music at London University and a Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge, directed the music for this production.

The full cast includes: Anthony White; John Arnott; Donald Beves; Tony Church; Anthony Jacobs; John Wilders; John Barton; Peter Woodthorpe; Irene Worth; Dorothy Mulcahy; Christine Baker.

Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 26 Nov 2020
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-844287-3
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright the world has seen. He produced an astonishing amount of work; 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and 5 poems. He died on 23rd April 1616, aged 52, and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.

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