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Two tragedies in one act by William Shakespeare. Edited and condensed by J.P. Crabb. Presented by The Online Stage.

Hamlet and Macbeth are two of Shakespeare's best-known plays and contain some of the most famous speeches in world literature. These one-act versions of the plays, which were edited by J.P. Crabb, the details of whose life and other works have disappeared into obscurity, retain the significant monologues and dialogues while presenting a streamlined view of the action.

Featuring the voices of Alan Weyman, Amanda Friday, Anna Grace, Blythe Melin, David Shears, Denis Daly, Graham Scott, Huw Brentnall, Jeff Moon, Lance Rasmussen, PJ Morgan, Rob Goll, Ron Altman, Sarah Bacaller, Senn Annis, Sydnee Fullmer and Tyler Hyrchuk.

Public Domain (P)2020 The Online Stage

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  • 06-09-2020

Two of the Bard's Best in a Unique Format

With so many plays and productions cancelled this year, it was a pleasure to see The Online Stage's new Audible release of Two Tragedies in One Act (Annotated) The two tragedies being Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth. Two of his most popular, oft-performed and quoted plays, this audio presentation condenses them effectively. Although leaving out some of my favorite lines, many of the famous speeches are still included. With familiar voices from other works done by the Online Stage, as always, they perform splendidly, enabling this listener to imagine the plays onstage. Rob Goll, with his extensive experience performing Shakespeare’s works, shines in the title roles and brings to the fore, each nuance and the emotional impact of the Bard’s words. This is a 2 hour pleasurable listen of classic drama in a unique shortened formal.

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