Cymbeline

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.32 hours)
Product Number: Z100081831
Released: May 20, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792751601
Narrator/s: A Full Cast
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Description

This strange, dark romance includes two songs composed by Shakespeare that are amongst the most beautiful in the English language. Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline, is persecuted by her wicked stepmother, the Queen, and by Cloten, the Queen's doltish son. Disguised as a boy, she sets out to find her husband, the banished Posthumus. On her journey, she unwittingly meets her two brothers, stolen from the court as infants. Posthumus, meanwhile, has been convinced by the villainous Iachimo that Imogen is unchaste and agrees to a test of her faithfulness. Sophie Thompson is Imogen, and Ben Porter is Posthumus. Cymbeline is played by Jack Shepherd while Suzanne Bertish is the Queen. Stephen Mangan plays Cloten, and Ron Cook plays Iachimo.

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2007

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eBook
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00796596
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486790121
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00588492
Released: Dec 16, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443443289
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Classics, Drama
Product Number EB00638569
Released: Aug 16, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501149955
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number EB00162842
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9781588368898
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00677117
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625589842
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00628537
Released: Nov 30, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781988120096
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number 45112
Released: Feb 10, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428176263
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number 13672
Released: Nov 11, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780140714722

Professional reviews

"In a kind of romantic fairy tale set during pagan Britain's conflicts with the Roman empire, a banished husband bets a rogue that his virtuous wife, Imogen. cannot be seduced. Imogen indeed rebuffs the rogue, who resorts to trickery to win his bet. A late play (c. 1610), CYMBELINE is not an audience favorite, despite some fine songs and poetry. The energetic Arkangel cast, striving successfully for clarity and drama, does not possess sufficient personality to compensate for the play's deficiencies of consistency and characterization. The production is perhaps more useful to the Shakespearean student than it is enjoyable for the Shakespearean listener. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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