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Venus & Adonis

William Shakespeare

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 Corbett and Eve Best shine.

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 Corbett and Eve Best shine.
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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 Corbett and Eve Best shine.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Burke, Eve Best, Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett, Oliver Le Sueur

Length:

3h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:12