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Samson Agonistes

John Milton

Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally. This production, adapted for BBC Radio 3, broadcast in 2008 and directed by John Tydeman, features Iain Glen in the title role, with Samantha Bond as Dalila, Philip Madoc as Harapha and Michael Maloney as the Messenger.

Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally. This production, adapted for BBC Radio 3, broadcast in 2008 and directed by John Tydeman, features Iain Glen in the title role, with Samantha Bond as Dalila, Philip Madoc as Harapha and Michael Maloney as the Messenger.
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Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally. This production, adapted for BBC Radio 3, broadcast in 2008 and directed by John Tydeman, features Iain Glen in the title role, with Samantha Bond as Dalila, Philip Madoc as Harapha and Michael Maloney as the Messenger.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Iain Glen, Tim Bentinck, Simon Treves

Length:

1h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:25