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Audiobooks Narrated by Richard Burton

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The Ultimate Poetry Collection: Poetry of War, Romantic Poetry, Victorian Poetry

The Ultimate Poetry Collection: Poetry of War, Romantic Poetry, Victorian Poetry

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, the battlefield, and the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Themes of war, love, nature, sexuality, and much more are played out in these timeless readings of poetry from the 19th and 20th century. Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Richard Burton; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer; Gwen Watford; and David King. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Thomas Hardy • WB Yeats • Robert Browning • Lord Alfred Tennyson • Christina Rossetti • Lord Byron • Wilfred Owen • Siegfried Sassoon • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John Keats • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Dante Gabriel Rossetti • Ted Hughes

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The Treasury of Romantic Poetry

The Treasury of Romantic Poetry

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Love, romance, and portrayals of nature are played out in these timeless readings of poetry written during the Romantic period. Performed by Richard Burton; Peter Orr; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Lord Byron • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John Keats

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The Love Poetry Of John Donne

The Love Poetry Of John Donne

Author: John Donne Narrator: Richard Burton Release Date: 01/05/2017

John Donne (1572 - 1631) was an English poet, preacher, and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires, and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to those of his contemporaries.

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Coleridge - Selections

Coleridge - Selections

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Narrator: John Neville, Richard Burton, Robert Hardy Release Date: 01/05/2017

Samuel Taylor Coleridge stands tall among the pantheon of legendary English poets. Born in 1772 was a founder of the Romantic Movement and a member of the Lake Poets. Among the poems we bring you no this audiobooks are The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, Kubla Khan as well as Frost At midnight and other of his classics.

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Burton at the BBC: Classic Excerpts from the BBC Archive

Burton at the BBC: Classic Excerpts from the BBC Archive

Author: BBC Audio Narrator: , Richard Burton Release Date: 01/11/2015

Highlights from Richard Burton’s finest BBC radio performances from the 1940s to the 1980s.Richard Burton was one of the most famous British actors of the twentieth century, renowned for his magical, mellifluous voice. Before Hollywood tempted him away, he worked frequently for the BBC and many of his most electrifying performances were recorded there. This classic compilation features some of the very best of Burton, including his very first radio role in The Corn is Green; the heroic Roland in The Dark Tower; the apocalyptic poem 'Fire and Ice'; Henry V on the eve of Agincourt; the spine-tingling Under Milk Wood and the poignant In Parenthesis. Also included is the complete recording of Emlyn Williams’ suspenseful thriller Night Must Fall. In addition, there are extracts from interviews in which Burton talks about Dylan Thomas, his love of rugby, his deepest ambition and his own feelings about his incomparable voice. Whether performing Shakespeare, reading Robert Frost or simply talking about his life and career, Burton is never less than compelling, and this unique anthology is a superb tribute to one of the great icons of stage and screen. Duration: 2 hrs 50 mins approx.

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Vivat Rex: Volume 2: Landmark drama from the BBC Radio Archive

Vivat Rex: Volume 2: Landmark drama from the BBC Radio Archive

Author: Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Martin Jenkins, William Shakespeare Narrator: , Richard Burton Release Date: 01/04/2015

Richard Burton narrates the second volume of this famous dramatic chronicle of the English Crown, a treasure of the BBC radio archive published on audio for the very first time.Vivat Rex is the landmark drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977. Over the course of 26 instalments, each one narrated by Richard Burton with a full cast, the fortunes of the English Crown are followed through 225 years of British history, from Edward II’s accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. Each drama is adapted by Martin Jenkins from the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe and their Elizabethan contemporaries.This second volume features the final 13 instalments, beginning with Martin Jarvis as Henry V and concluding with the birth of Elizabeth I. Vivat Rex includes a stirring musical score by Christopher Whelen.

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Vivat Rex: Volume One (Dramatisation): Landmark drama from the BBC Radio Archive

Vivat Rex: Volume One (Dramatisation): Landmark drama from the BBC Radio Archive

Author: Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Martin Jenkins, William Shakespeare Narrator: , Richard Burton Release Date: 01/02/2015

Richard Burton narrates this famous dramatic chronicle of the English Crown, a treasure of the BBC radio archive published on CD for the very first time.Vivat Rex is the landmark drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977. Over the course of 26 instalments, each one narrated by Richard Burton with a full cast, the fortunes of the English Crown are followed through 225 years of British history, from Edward II’s accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. This first volume includes the first 13 instalments, beginning with John Hurt’s portrayal of Edward II. The stellar cast includes John Hurt, Paul Eddington, Keith Michell, Derek Jacobi, Michael Redgrave, Maureen O’Brien, Patrick Troughton, Timothy West, Robert Hardy, Martin Jarvis, Anthony Quayle, Robert Harris, Robert Powell, June Whitfield, Roy Dotrice, Billie Whitelaw and Colin Baker. Each drama is adapted by Martin Jenkins from the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe and their Elizabethan contemporaries, and each includes a stirring musical score by Christopher Whelen. Also included in this collection are bonus interviews with Vivat Rex writer, producer and director, Martin Jenkins, studio manager Enyd Williams and actor Martin Jarvis, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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Halloween Poetry Collection

Halloween Poetry Collection

A ghoulish collection of spooky poetry perfect for Halloween. Includes Danse Macabre, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Goblin Market.

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Legendary Scenes from Shakespeare

Legendary Scenes from Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: John Sir Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton Release Date: 01/02/2012

The Finest Shakespearean Actors including Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Richard Burton perform some of their most wellknown scenes from King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II and A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Richard Burton reads The Rape of Lucrece

Richard Burton reads The Rape of Lucrece

Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Richard Burton Release Date: 01/01/2011

Richard Burton reads Shakespeare's narrative poem about the legendary Lucretia

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The Love Poems of John Donne

The Love Poems of John Donne

Author: John Donne Narrator: Richard Burton Release Date: 01/12/2010

Read by Richard Burton in a manner that truly does justice to the virtuosity to the love poems of England's most outstanding Metaphysical poet, bending both meaning and sound to the service of the Metaphysical conceit.Donne's poetry embraces a wide range of secular and religious subjects. He wrote cynical verse about inconstancy, poems about true love, Neoplatonic lyrics on the mystical union of lovers' souls and bodies and brilliant satires and hymns depicting his own spiritual struggles.Whatever the subject, Donne's poems reveal the same characteristics that typified the work of the metaphysical poets: dazzling wordplay, often explicitly sexual; paradox; subtle argumentation; surprising contrasts; intricate psychological analysis; and striking imagery selected from nontraditional areas such as law, physiology, scholastic philosophy, and mathematics.Expertly recited by Richard Burton, John Donne's love poetry stands alone as one of England's greatest ever love poets.

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Under Milk Wood (2003)

Under Milk Wood (2003)

Author: Dylan Thomas Narrator: Richard Burton Release Date: 01/08/2010

Richard Burton's voice has been digitally remastered and seamlessly mixed with an all-Welsh cast to create a magical, fresh visit to the unique but universally recognisable world of Llareggub. Richard Burton's inimitable narration as the Narrator in the BBC's 1963 recording of 'Under Milk Wood' was hugely acclaimed. In this 2003 production, the famous radio play has been given a fresh lease of life. Richard Burton's unforgettable performance joins a celebrated all-Welsh cast in a highly-acclaimed dramatisation of this classic 'play for voices'. Touching, eerie and very funny, the play tells the story of a day in the life of the inhabitants of a small Welsh seaside town, their dreams and routines, their loves and regrets, their hopes and fears. With characters and phrases that have entered common parlance, the play opens with 'To begin at the beginning' and features such much-loved characters as No Good Boyo, Lilly Smalls, Polly Garter, Organ Morgan and Captain Cat. Among the all-Welsh cast are Sian Phillips, Matthew Rhys and Glyn Houston, as well as a special guest appearance by John Humphrys. With an entrancing new musical score by John Hardy, this production is set to become the classic version of a spellbinding play.

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