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MP3 Recordings of the Bard's Plays

The library's licensed database Literature Online has links to mp3 recordings of each Shakespeare play.

The complete Arkangel Shakespeare contains fully dramatized unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as Simon Russell Beale, Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant, Niamh Cusack and Sir John Gielgud and includes sound effects and music to bring the plays further to life.

Plays are listed alphabetically by title. Clicking on the title of a play will bring you to the individual audio play’s page from which you will be able to view and select individual scenes to access. Links to the multiple editions of Shakespeare's plays have been included and in order to let you select the edition to read the link to Full Text will open a results page displaying all available editions. Though the audio recordings were not created using any of the editions available in Full Text, the 19th Century Cambridge University Press edition is the closest textually to the modern edition used.

All audio plays are in mp3 format and will play on your computer’s default media player.

For direct access to the plays:     From off-campus, use your MyUSI login.