The plays of William Shakespeare, and his famous lines, are part of the national consciousness. There may be few solid facts about Shakespeare the man, and yet not only do we want to know all about him - we feel, through his plays, we do. In this classic biography, Hesketh Pearson puts his skills as an actor and biography to lively use, looking at the man as much through his worth - the great plays and poems - as through the extant facts. Having heard this affectionate account, you will go back to the plays with more understanding and enjoyment. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Russell Beale, David Timson, Daniel Philpott, Caroline Faber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000199/bk_naxo_000199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The rich life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is featured here: His work as a doctor, his novels and journalistic writings, his support of Spiritualism and his defense of fairies. This is a unique set for the 150th anniversary of his birth. After his early years in medicine, the writing talents of Arthur Conan Doyle took over. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger were among his successes. David Timson, an actor and director who has read the complete Sherlock Holmes collection for Naxos AudioBooks, has compiled this commemorative collection showing the range of Conan Doyle's life and work. It includes the 2CD biography by Hesketh Pearson, The Speckled Band, an excerpt from The Lost World and his defense of the Cottingley Fairies. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Carl Rigg, Rupert Degas, Jonathan Oliver, Glen McCready, Crawford Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000509/bk_naxo_000509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.