NEW LINKS - Audio: The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare: 38 Fully-Dramatized Plays

The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare: 38 Fully-Dramatized Plays -new links

by William Shakespeare
Produced by Tom Treadwell and Bill Shepherd of Arkangel Productions
Directed by Clive Brill
Features Full Cast Performances
Music composed by Dominique Le Gendre

The Complete Shakespeare for the 21st Century . This release is of major importance: for the first time all of Shakespeare's plays are available on CD in a single set, produced by a single creative team with an extraordinary cast, with the utmost attention to detail to guarantee a listening experience that's accessible and enjoyable.

Arkangel Productions brings together the best of academic and entertainment industry expertise. Tom Treadwell, a university professor who specialized in Elizabethan drama, and Bill Shepherd from the world of film and TV production, worked with Clive Brill, a former BBC director/producer, to make their vision a reality. Their goal was, simply, to produce Shakespeare for the 21st Century , the definitive, ultimate audio Shakespeare. This is it - they have achieved their goal.

The creative team designed a sophisticated layering of sound and music to provide a complete audio environment. Music was composed by Dominique Le Gendre, whose award-winning talents matched the art of the performers. All the plays were recorded at one of London?s leading studios. The Sound House.

"A rhapsody of words, assembled for the ear. This venture marries scholarship and accessibility on an unmatched scale. The real strength lies in the astonishing intimacy offered by a sound recording." -- The New York Times

The Cast: Performed by a distinguished cast of nearly 400 actors, including Eileen Atkins, Jennifer Ehle, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Adrian Lester, John Gielgud, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Amanda Root, David Tennant, Sophie Thompson, Samuel West, Timothy West and Ciaran Hinds. Key Roles: Hamlet - Simon Russell Beale; Romeo - Joseph Fiennes; Juliet - Maria Miles; Julius Caesar - Michael Feast; Mark Antony - Adrian Lester; Macbeth - Hugh Ross; King Lear - Trevor Pea~censored~; Antony - Ciaran Hinds; Cleopatra - Estelle Kohler; Propsero - Bob Peck; Bottom - Roy Hudd; Rosalind - Niamh Cusack; Gower in Pericles - Sir John Gielgud. Most of the actors have trained with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Audio file format: mp3

Total size: 2,65 Gb (in 38 files, each file's size is less than 100 Mb)
Each archive is not a multivolume rar archive.
Each file is a separate independent archive, so you only need to download the play(s) you want.

01 - A Midsummer Nights Dream
02 - Alls Well That Ends Well
03 - Antony and Cleopatra
04 - As You Like It
05 - The Comedy of Errors
06 - Coriolanus
07 - Cymbeline
08 - Hamlet
09, 10 - Henry IV
11 - Henry V
12, 13, 14 - Henry VI
15 - Henry VIII
16 - Julius Caesar
17 - King John
18 - King Lear
19 - Love's Labor's Lost
20 - Macbeth
21 - Measure for Measure
22 - Merchant of Venice
23 - The Merry Wives of Winsor
24 - Much Ado About Nothing
25 - Othello
26 - Pericles
27 - Richard II
28 - Richard III
29 - Romeo and Juliet
30 - Taming of the Shrew
31 - Tempest
32 - Timon of Athens
33 - Titus Andronicus
34 - Troilus and Cressida
35 - Twelfth Night
36 - Two Gentlemen of Verona
37 - The Two Noble Kinsmen
38 - Winters Tale


Password for each archive:
Thanks, xCHAOSx for the new links


Note: I'll be posting each play separately as well, as Blogger allows only 200 characters for the blog Labels, and I think it's important especially for the lesser known plays to be indexed and searchable.

eBook: The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question by Scott McCrea
2005 | 296 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 7 MB + 7.70 MB

While gaps in the biographical record for William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon continue to confound literary scholars, McCrea here concludes that he was, indeed, the playwright and poet we have always thought him to be. This literary forensics case follows the trail of evidence in the historical record and in the plays and poems themselves. It investigates the counterclaims for other authors and the suppositions that the real author of the works must have been a soldier, a scholar, a lawyer, a courtier, and a traveler to Italy. In spirited and fascinating detail, McCrea carefully takes apart the case for other authors and proves the case conclusively.

Unlike other books that make the case for one or another candidate for the real Shakespeare, this book makes the case for the Bard of Avon even as it considers the alternative arguments for other authors and presents the evidence against them. Special attention is paid to the leading contender, Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, but like other conspiracy theories, this one is put to rest through a detailed combing of the clues and a convincing presentation of the facts. In the end, readers will be reassured as to the identity of the real Shakespeare, who was, and is, the glover's son from Avon.

 Thank you to ksveta6 at Avax for these links

Film: Filming 'Othello' (1978) - Orson Welles

Filming 'Othello' (1978)

 Wonderful. If you are a Welles fan, this is a must-see!


The last completed essay film of Orson Welles, and the last of his features to be released during his lifetime (1979), this wonderfully candid, rarely screened account of the making of his first wholly independent feature offers a perfect introduction to that movie and to Welles's "second" manner of moviemaking that was necessary once he parted company with the studios and mainstream media. Significantly, the only part of Othello we see and hear in its original form is from the opening sequence; everything else--usually shown silently with Welles's narration--involves an intricate reediting of the original material. Whether he's addressing us beside his moviola, delivering new versions of Shakespearean speeches, chatting with his old Irish friends and collaborators Micheal MacLiammoir (his Iago) and Hilton Edwards, or speaking to college students, Welles is at his spellbinding best.

No Password
New links added

Thanks to ecnerwal for these links

Film: ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth (2005)

ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth (2005)

Runtime: 87 Minutes
Language: English
Country: UK
IMDb Link:

Director: Mark Brozel
James McAvoy
Keeley Hawes
Joseph Millson
Vincent Regan
Richard Armitage
Philip Whitchurch

Description: Joe Macbeth is the hard-working head chef of a high-class restaurant in Glasgow. The restaurant is owned by famous television chef Duncan Docherty, who

gets all the fame for Joe's hard work. While Joe and and his friend Billy are out having drinks, they run into three strange garbage collectors who predict that the

restaurant will gain three Michelin stars and Joe will gain ownership of the restaurant. Joe´s ambitious wife Ella Macbeth comes up with a plan to kill Duncan.
Well, you know the story ...

Download Links:

Rar Password: None

eBook: Shakespeare's Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook

Shakespeare's Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook 
by Francine Segan, Tim Turner, Patrick O'Connell
 288 pages | EPUB | 2.05 MB

“Shakespeare’s Kitchen not only reveals, sometimes surprisingly, what people were eating in Shakespeare’s time but also provides recipes that today’s cooks can easily re-create with readily available ingredients.”
—from the Foreword by Patrick O’Connell

Francine Segan introduces contemporary cooks to the foods of William Shakespeare’s world with recipes updated from classic sixteenth- and seventeenth-century cookbooks. Her easy-to-prepare adaptations shatter the myth that the Bard’s primary fare was boiled mutton. In fact, Shakespeare and his contemporaries dined on salads of fresh herbs and vegetables; fish, fowl, and meats of all kinds; and delicate broths. Dried Plums with Wine and Ginger-Zest Crostini, Winter Salad with Raisin and Caper Vinaigrette, and Lobster with Pistachio Stuffing and Seville Orange Butter are just a few of the delicious, aromatic, and gorgeous dishes that will surprise and delight. Segan’s delicate and careful renditions of these recipes have been thoroughly tested to ensure no-fail, standout results.

The tantalizing Renaissance recipes in Shakespeare’s Kitchen are enhanced with food-related quotes from the Bard, delightful morsels of culinary history, interesting facts on the customs and social etiquette of Shakespeare’s time, and the texts of the original recipes, complete with antiquated spellings and eccentric directions. Fifty color images by award-winning food photographer Tim Turner span the centuries with both old-world and contemporary treatments. Patrick O’Connell provides an enticing Foreword to this edible history from which food lovers and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will derive nourishment. Want something new for dinner? Try something four hundred years old.

Epub Format

Thanks to ksveta6 f@Avax or these links!

eBook: Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof By Stephen M. Buhler

Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof 
By Stephen M. Buhler
 2001 | 213 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Offering a comprehensive look at the strategies that filmmakers have employed in adapting Shakespeare's plays to the cinema, this book investigates what the task of Shakespearean adaptation reveals about film in general and focuses on patterns and approaches shared by various cinematic works. Buhler provides concise histories of each general strategy, which include non-illusionistic cinema, documentary interpretations, mass-market productions, transgressive and transitional cinema, and approaches that see film as either distinct from the stage or as an extension of theatrical traditions. The book spans more than a century of film, starting with the 1899 King John and extending through Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julie Taymor's Titus, and later releases. 


Thanks to lout at Avax for this share

Film: Sen noci svatojánské (A Midsummer Night's Dream) Animated, 1959

Sen noci svatojánské
A Midsummer Night's Dream
In Czechoslovakian with English or Spanish Subtitles
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Czech: Sen noci svatojánské) is a 1959 Czechoslovak animated puppet film directed by Jiří Trnka. It is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival.

This is a very beautiful and engaging film - Highly recommended.
Note: This is the original Czechoslovakian version. 
The download includes subtitles in both English and Spanish.

1GB, .avi