King Lear

  • by William Shakespeare, Mike Reeves
  • Narrated by Joan Walker, Terrence Hardiman, Lucy Robinson
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance, with comprehensive commentary and analysis, enabling students to fully understand and appreciate the play. Judge for yourself whether Lear is "a man more sinned against than sinning" in this moral tale that pits wisdom and age against ambition and youth. Experience and examine the power of Shakespeare's most cruel and violent tragedy.


What the Critics Say

"Superb! A totally brilliant way to revise." (Daily Express)
"A wealth of useful material." (Times Educational Supplement)


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Customer Reviews

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Brilliant way of learning

What a brilliant way to learn about the plays of Shakespeare, I've always found Shakespeare very hard going but when you listen with the Passmaster she explains every scene to help you understand the plot, the characters and the meanings are explained, making King Lear understandable to simple folk like me.

After the play with the Passmaster you have the original play, when I was listening to this it was amazing how well I understood what was going on, great if like me you're just interested to learn more of the great man or if at school I'm sure this would be an invaluable source.
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- Jayne

Great play!

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Once you gift past the idea that the Smartpass was meant for infant school children in the way it was spoken, it had a lot to offer and though 'knowing' this wonderful play, I learnt a lot.

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- Annie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2008
  • Publisher: SmartPass