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Henry V

Henry V

by William ShakespeareHarold Gould David Birney and others
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Publication Date: 01/01/1994
Richard Dreyfuss, Kelsey Grammer and Stacy Keach star in one of Shakespeare's most revered tragedies.The skies over ancient Rome blaze with terrifying portents, and soothsayers warn Julius Caesar of approaching doom. As conspiracy swirls through the city, Shakespeare explores the deep repercussions of political murder on the human heart. A classic tale of duplicity, betrayal and murder, masterfully performed by an all-star, all-American cast in this BBC co-production."...a wonderful addition to any audio theater library." Audiofile MagazineAn L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:Stacy Keach as Marcus BrutusJohn de Lancie as CassiusRichard Dreyfuss as Marc AntonyHarold Gould as CaesarJack Coleman as CascaJoBeth Williams as PortiaBonnie Bedelia as CalphurniaKelsey Grammer as MurellusJohn Randolph as Flavius and ArtemidorusArye Gross as Octaviusalongside the voices of Paul Winfield, John Vickery, Basil Langton, David Birney, George Murdock, James Morrison, Andrew White, Rudy Hornish, Lee Arenberg, Jon Matthews, Josh Fardon, Paul Mercier, Arthur Hanket and Marnie MosimanDirected by Martin Jenkins. Recorded at KCRW, Los Angeles in November, 1994.
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Publication Date:
LA Theatre Works
Country of origin:
United States
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

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