J. M. Barrie – Peter Pan

This original audio performance of Peter Pan takes listeners on a magical adventure with Peter, Wendy, Michael, and John as they arrive in Neverland and take on Captain Hook with the help of Tiger Lily and Tinkerbell. A full cast, including Rupert Everett and Adeel Akhtar, vibrantly brings this classic tale to life.
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Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses – Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. The extraordinary body of literature given us by writers from antiquity to the present day, as Professor Weinstein notes, “is potent stuff, serving not only as transcription of history but also as a verbal Pandora’s box, capable of shedding light on those transactions which remain in the dark for many of us: love, death, fear, desire. We are talking about more than artful language; we are talking about the life of the past and the life of the world.”
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William Shakespeare, Helen Street (adaptation) – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, made accessible to younger listeners but still true to the Bard’s verse and vocabulary. Mischief is in the air when the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel, and Puck is left in charge of the love potion. Four young people are lost in the woods on midsummer’s night. Will they find each other and true love, or will Puck’s meddling leave them broken hearted and alone? A band of players prepares to entertain the Duke of Athens, but now that the fairies have turned their lead man into a donkey, will their performance be a disaster? Is there time to put everything right before this magical night is over?
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