Audible Studios have announced the release of Richard Armitage’s powerful performance of David Hewson’s Romeo and Juliet: A Novel.
Star of “The Hobbit” and critically acclaimed TV series “Hannibal,” Armitage narrates one of Shakespeare’s most famous romantic tales, told in modern English that takes listeners through Juliet’s search for individual identity.
“What David Hewson did with this script is so exciting to me. I really love the fact that he followed avenues that Shakespeare suggested but didn’t necessarily detail in depth. If you want to immerse yourself in a warm bath of Garganega and the heat of Verona and hear a brilliant story about a young woman who is challenging the restraints of her time, listen to this audiobook, which has romance, poetry, politics, and humor to spare.” – Richard Armitage
The actor previously collaborated with Hewson on his novelization of Hamlet which was also released on Audible.
Available from today, listeners can get a free copy of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel with the Audible 30-day free trial and access classic recordings and narrated works from actors such as James Franco, Emma Thompson, and Jesse Eisenberg.