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(4.2 stars; 22 reviews)

Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare's late romances, which (like The Tempest and The Winter's Tale) combines comedy and tragedy. Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline of Britain, angers her father when she marries Posthumus, a worthy but penniless gentleman. The King banishes Posthumus, who goes to Rome, where he falls prey to the machinations of Iachimo, who tries to convince him that Imogen will be unfaithful. Meanwhile, the Queen (Imogen's stepmother) plots against her stepdaughter by trying to plan a match between Imogen and her worthless son Cloten. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Arviragus: om123
Attendant and First Gaoler: Bill Mosley
Belarius: Algy Pug
Caius Lucius: Mark F. Smith
Cloten: mb
Cornelius: Amy Gramour
Cymbeline: Bruce Pirie
First British Captain and Messenger: Elizabeth Klett
First Brother: John Fricker
First Gentleman and First Senator: Algy Pug
First Lady: rashada
First Lord: rf
First Tribune and Roman Captain: Bill Mosley
Frenchman and Soothsayer: Timothy Ferguson
Guiderius: Denny Sayers
Iachimo: John Fricker
Imogen: Elizabeth Klett
Jupiter: Elizabeth Klett
Mother: Sweetlilbirdy
Philario: Raken
Pisanio: Matthew Reece
Posthumus Leonatus: David Goldfarb
Queen: Arielle Lipshaw
Second British Captain, Second Gentleman, and Second Senator: John Fricker
Second Brother, Second Lord, and Second Gaoler: Arielle Lipshaw
Sicilius Leonatus: Jason Bortles
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: mb (3 hr 27 min)


Dramatis Personae 3:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 1 41:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 28:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 44:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 36:20 Read by mb
Act 5 52:44 Read by Amy Gramour


(1 stars)

The very first words turned me off. I’m a thespian so perhaps my standards are high but if I can be turned off one of my favorite plays in the first fifteen words spoken I can only say “don’t quit your day job.”