Great Speeches & Soliloquies of Shakespeare (selections)

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William Shakespeare

Great Speeches & Soliloquies of Shakespeare

Performed by Simon Russell Beale, Estelle Kohler, Clifford Rose, Sarah Woodward & Daniel Philpott


To be or not to be… Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow… O for a Muse of Fire… The quality of mercy is not strained… This sceptred isle… Once more unto the breach dear friends… Many of Shakespeare’s greatest and best-loved speeches are brought together in this superb collection, performed by outstanding artists who bring to vivid life words which are an integral part of our language, our culture and our everyday lives.

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    Running Time: 2 h 08 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-962-954-697-7
    Cat. no.:NA201512
    CD RRP: $17.98 USD
    Download size:31 MB
    Released:September 2000
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