Love and tragedy are among the specialist subjects of the historically famous English dramatist, William Shakespeare. Cymbeline, the story of a British King and his decision to banish his daughter’s unconsented husband, has captivated audiences with its themes of virtue and jealousy ever since it was first performed in England over five hundred years ago.
This BBC Drama production of Cymbeline has enjoyed wide acclaim since it was first broadcast as part of the ‘Drama on 3’ collection back in 2006. Directed by Alison Hindell, the highly praised dramatisation perfectly captures the wrath of a protective father and the tragedy incurred when tempestuous forces of desire destroy the innocence of those they fight over.
Performed by a full-cast of notable actors and actresses, the BBC’s ability to cherry pick the very best talent to suit each individual role is demonstrated by this exceptional quality audio play. This unique performance of Shakespeare’s classic stars Bill Wallis as King Cymbeline, Nia Roberts as the fair young Imogen, William Houston as Posthumus, Sian Phillips as the Queen and Andrew Wincott as the devious Iachimo.
This BBC audio play of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline is now available for you to own as a CD audiobook, or download in MP3 format.