In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. In this warring city, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers' final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers.
This new unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre—is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.
Listen to a sample of the recording below and buy the audio as a CD or a download.
Friar Lawrence—Eric Hissom
Lord Capulet—Ian Merrill Peakes
Lady Capulet—Karen Peakes
The Prince—Louis Butelli
All other parts were played by members of the company.
Jessica Witchger—Original Music Composition
Katharine Pitt—Production Assistant
Adam Stamper—Sound Engineer
Michael Witmore—Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Janet Alexander Griffin—Artistic Producer
Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine—Editors, Folger Editions
Recorded at Omega Studios and Audio School, Rockville, Maryland.
In partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio