Stories from Shakespeare by David Timson
  

Synopsis

Stories from Shakespeare by David Timson

Two leading English classical actors, Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale open the doors to eight important plays, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well. These newly written introductions by David Timson have proved eminently useful for young audiences approaching Shakespeare for the first time. Explained clearly, the introductions also feature numerous excerpts from the plays themselves.

Reviews

Young listeners will greatly benefit from these well-written (but never condescending) synopses, which untangle those potentially confusing plot lines and introduce favorite excerpts from eight of Shakespeare's plays, including MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, and A WINTER'S TALE. Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale take turns narrating these elegant stories, which also shed light on some of Shakespeare's most famous dialogue. Each brings a different, though equally insightful, touch to the role. Speaking parts are performed by a talented cast of British actors. This production offers an excellent introduction to Shakespeare's plays, or an enjoyable recap of old favorites. New and old listeners alike will be inspired to read Shakespeare after enjoying this production. - J.C.G., Audio File

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Book Info

Format

CD-Audio
Running Time: 240 minutes

Author

David Timson
More books by David Timson

Publisher

Naxos AudioBooks

Publication date

1st June 2008

ISBN

9789626348734


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