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Hamlet

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Hamlet, which dates from 1600-1601, is the first in Shakespeare's great series of four tragedies. In writing this extraordinary play, Shakespeare effectively re-invented tragedy after an interval of roughly 2,000 years - you would have to go back to the Greek dramatists of fifth century Athens to find anything of comparable depth and maturity.

This production features the voice of Anton Lesser as Hamlet along with a full cast.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd (P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kirby
  • 27/11/2003

Excellent Copy

This is a first-rate production of the play. It's clean, complete, and well-acted. Music and sound-effects are tasteful. At times, it might be a little bit too quiet, say, for airplanes, but these moments are few and far between. Overal, I wanted an audible copy I could keep coming back to like the text, and that's precisely what they've delivered.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • M. W. Roberts
  • 09/02/2010

The best of the audible Hamlets

My chief criterion in evaluating a dramatized performance of Shakespeare is that none of the lines are left out, save a few words here and there. Secondly, I also appreciate accurate sound effects, and a subtle "soundtrack," and a good overall recording quality. By all of these measurements this Naxos production of Hamlet scores well. The main problem is that, in a couple of scenes, Hamlet himself starts speaking way too fast for one to take in the lines. One might argue that this play is soooo long that, since this company has - quite justifiably - decided to remain loyal to Shakespeare's script, it only makes sense that they would have to hurry it up a bit. A few reviewers have failed to take the validity of this argument into account. The BBC Shakespeare productions are invariably bad about leaving out large chunks of important dialog. Any geek like you or me who listens to audible dramatizations of Shakespeare will insist on every verse being spoken.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Joseph A. Viola IV
  • 05/04/2005

A poor introduction to the play

This is not directed at those who are already familiar with Hamlet and have read the play before. This audiobook was my first experience with Hamlet, however, and the action is very difficult to follow. I'm not familiar with Elizabethan English, and the actors generally speak very quickly with some exceptions, such as Claudius. (Hamlet himself, however, is not an exception.) I listen to books in my car, but even taking the background noise into account, the changes in volume were extreme. At several points I had to turn the volume up so high -- even to hear that anyone was speaking at all! -- that I worried that when some new character entered and the volume returned to normal, my ears would be hurt.

While those who have read the play may get a better appreciation for the work by hearing it dramatized, (and the use of sound and music is well-done, to be fair) I would not recommend that someone unfamiliar with the play use this production as a first exposure to Hamlet.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Adam
  • 28/08/2008

Hamlet

I have to admit that this audio book was probably the best that i have every heard. The narration and speaking made me feel as if i was in the time and watching them do all these actions live.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Alex
  • 05/02/2005

Much better than just reading the play

If you're not able to actually watch the play on stage or film, then this is perhaps the next best thing. Pretty well acted out with music and sound effects. Only real complaint is it isn't broken up into scenes and acts for easy skipping around (or if it is, I haven't figured out how to do it).

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Pam
  • 09/01/2009

Bad recording

Terrible recording!! The sounds are inconsistent; the music so loud that you can hardly hear the words.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geoffrey Miller
  • 19/01/2019

The best

There are so many bad versions of Hamlet out there and it is wonderful to find such a good one.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Reuven Nisser
  • 01/05/2016

A Great Version

So... This was my first introduction to the play. I loved every minute of it. I totally understand why this play is a classic. I was impressed by the way Shakespeare manages to squeese a few life lessins in short lines. The audio version did justice to all that and more. The acters were wonderful. Many cudoes were given to "our" wonderful Hamlet, which I join. Yet Emma Fielding was wonderful as Ophelia was impressive. This role is so demanding. Just for a wonderful and tallented actress like her. I enjoyed every minute. Couldn't put it down. If you wish to read this play, sit with this version and enjoy almost four hours of bliss.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Gavin
  • 17/08/2015

Well-mastered dramatic reading

The cast really knew what they were doing. All very expressive and controlled. Intelligent use of music. Somewhat hard to hear while listening in transit.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Richard
  • 28/06/2015

Unable to copy to i-pod mini

What would have made Hamlet better?

It was indicated that I could not download this to my I-pod mini because it was not compatible!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

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What three words best describe Anton Lesser and full cast ’s performance?

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What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

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Any additional comments?

Why was I unable to download to my I-Pod Mini as I have several other titles?