Stories from Shakespeare

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.95 hours)
Product Number: Z10009764
Released: Oct 01, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9789629544324
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Description

Here are the stories of ten key Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Henry V, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. David Timson presents the complex plots in a clear, entertaining and informal style, presenting the main characters in the context of the famous lines. The stories contain important passages from the plays themselves, taken from the award-winning Naxos AudioBooks recordings. This is a 3 CD set which not only entertains but acts as an ideal 'starter pack' for children going to see the plays of Shakespeare.

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Author(s): David Timson
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

Professional reviews

"Many authors have attempted to adapt the stories of Shakespeare for young people--Leon Garfield's series comes immediately to mind. In this collection, David Timson follows a wise and successful formula, relying on substantial excerpts from the actual plays--including HAMLET, KING LEAR, MACBETH, and ROMEO AND JULIET--taken from the Naxos catalogue. He ties these together with prose narratives of his own, read by Juliet Stevenson and Michael Sheen, who are Shakespearean actors in their own right. The result is a wonderful introduction to both the language and the stories of the plays for young listeners, as well as a welcome refresher for older ones. D.B. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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