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Venus and Adonis, the Rape of Lucrece

Venus and Adonis, the Rape of Lucrece

CD-Audio Poetry S.

By (author) William Shakespeare, Read by David Burke, Read by Clare Colbert, Read by Benjamin Soames, Read by Eve Best, Read by Oliver Le Sueur

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  • Publisher: NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 140mm x 26mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Hong Kong
  • ISBN 10: 9626344296
  • ISBN 13: 9789626344293
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,967,226

Product description

These two great poems date from Shakespeare's early years and are full of passion and invention. In "Venus and Adonis", the goddess of love pleads with the beautiful boy to submit to her advances and become her love - but he only wants to hunt boar. In the more serious "Rape of Lucrece", Shakespeare draws on the Roman take of the Emperor Tarquin's desire for Lucrece and its tragic consequencies. These poems give prominent parts to the two heroines, and Clare Colbert and Eve Best shine.

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