William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world's most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. 'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.' Shakespeare's political thriller tells the story of the conspiracy against Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of his conspirators. Jealous conspirators convince Caesar's friend Brutus to join their assassination plot against Caesar. To stop Caesar from gaining too much power, Brutus and the conspirators kill him on the Ides of March. Mark Antony drives the conspirators out of Rome and fights them in a battle. Brutus and his friend Cassius lose and kill themselves, leaving Antony to rule in Rome. All of the Shakespeare plays within the ARGO Classics catalogue are performed by the Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players. The Marlowe was founded in 1907 with a mission to focus on effective delivery of verse, respect the integrity of texts, and rescue neglected plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries and the less performed plays of Shakespeare himself. The Marlowe has performed annually at Cambridge Arts Theatre since its opening in 1936 and continues to produce some of the finest actors of their generations. Thurston Dart, Professor of Music at London University and a Fellow of Jesus College Cambridge, directed the music for this production. The full cast includes: John Wilders; George Rylands; Anthony White; Clive Swift; John Dover Wilson; Donald Beves; John Barton; Anthony Jacobs; Tony Church; Roger Prior; Denys Robertson; Michael Jaffe; Gary Watson; Roderick Cook;John Arnott; David Buck; John Arnott; Noel Annan; David Buck; Gary Watsom; Julian Pettifer; John Bird; John Arnott; Chris Renard; Chris Renard; Mark Griffiths; Clive Swift; Wendy Gifford; Dorothy Mulcahy.
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by William Shakespeare
by Arthur Conan Doyle
by Thomas Hardy, Lewis Carroll, A.E. Housman, Edward Lear, Lord Byron, W.S. Gilbert, J.K. Stephen, A.C. Swinburne, A.H. Clough, William McGonagall, Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin King
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