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Where the Bee Sucks by William Shakespeare

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Where the Bee Sucks by William Shakespeare. (1564-1616)
This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 8th to April 15th, 2012.

Where the Bee Sucks is a song performed by Ariel, an airy spirit, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The Tempest has proved more popular as a subject for composers than most of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholar Julie Sanders ascribes this to the “perceived ‘musicality’ or lyricism” of the play. Thomas Arne, best known for the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!, set this piece to music.
(Summary by Wikipedia)


 
http://www.archive.org/download/beesucks_1204_librivox/wherethebeesucks_shakespeare_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=46s (mp3@64kb)

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (5.4MB@64kb), featuring all 15 readers of this poem, with a total running time of 11m 10s.

In addition to the readers, this audio book was produced by:
Book Coordinator: Liberty Stump
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: David Lawrence

In addition to the readers, this audio book was produced by:

Where the Bee Sucks
Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip’s bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily:
Merrily, merrily, shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

This week’s poem can be found here.

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