King Lear

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Shakespeare

Narrated By: A Full Cast

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2014

Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

Blackstone Audio is proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of King Lear, Shakespeare’s dark yet brilliant tragedy of madness and betrayal, directed by artistic director Bill Rauch. This stunning work of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is a must-listen.

Ambition is thicker than blood …

King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness, and unspeakable acts—with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature.

“Though it’s more than three hours long, there’s not a slack moment, and the desolation of its final scenes is majestic in its sorrow.”—Oregonian on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s theatrical production of King Lear

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