Stories from Shakespeare

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Timson
Narrator: Michael Sheen , Juliet Stevenson
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: October 2005
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 57 minutes
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Overview

Here are the stories of thirteen key Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Henry V, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Timson, David

Timson has performed in modern and classic plays across the country and abroad, including Wild Honey for Alan Ayckbourn, Hamlet, The Man of Mode, and The Seagull. He has been seen on TV in Nelson's Column and Swallows and Amazons, and in the film The Russia House.