William Shakespeare – The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare – 38 plays (2003)

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The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare: 38 Fully-Dramatized Plays by William Shakespeare (Author), Eileen Atkins (Narrator), Joseph Fiennes (Narrator), Sir John Gielgud (Narrator), Emily Woof (Narrator)

The Complete Shakespeare for the 21st Century . This release is of major importance: for the first time all of Shakespeare’s plays are available on CD in a single set, produced by a single creative team with an extraordinary cast, with the utmost attention to detail to guarantee a listening experience that’s accessible and enjoyable.

Arkangel Productions brings together the best of academic and entertainment industry expertise. Tom Treadwell, a university professor who specialized in Elizabethan drama, and Bill Shepherd from the world of film and TV production, worked with Clive Brill, a former BBC director/producer, to make their vision a reality. Their goal was, simply, to produce Shakespeare for the 21st Century , the definitive, ultimate audio Shakespeare. This is it – they have achieved their goal.

The creative team designed a sophisticated layering of sound and music to provide a complete audio environment. Music was composed by Dominique Le Gendre, whose award-winning talents matched the art of the performers. All the plays were recorded at one of London?s leading studios. The Sound House. Continue reading

Eric Rohmer – Master Class à la Femis (2009)

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Eric Rohmer was invited by la Fémis to meet all of its students around a particular theme: the link he establishes between his narratives economy and that of his films.
Indeed, it is known, this great filmmaker works on some budgets that are modest while his artistic ambition remains always demanding.
How is it the tension between economy and project aesthetics?
Eric Rohmer has assured this master class in relying excerpts from his films he has itself chosen.
This master class not have taken place without the valuable assistance of the producer Eric Rohmer, Françoise Etchegaray.

Recorded at 17 mars 2009. Continue reading

Henry David Thoreau – Walden (1854)

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Walden (also known as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American.[citation needed]

Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Continue reading

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