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Charles and Mary Lamb took what most agree is a romance and the story of a king's jealousy, anger, mistaken sense of betrayal by his wife and the consequences of his retaliation upon his friends and family, and successfully transformed it into a children's version which ends happily when he learns how wrong he has been about almost everything.
Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these 20 favorite tales. Although simplified, these lively stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals.
A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.
"My daughter's absolute favorite!"
This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.
A fabulous way to experience twenty of Shakespeare's thirty-seven plays, this retelling of the stories in prose was originally published just for children. Keeping Shakespeare's own words whenever possible, but making the plots and language easily understandable, this very readable collection has entertained and informed generations of adults as well. It is the ideal primer for anyone interested in becoming familiar with the works of the great bard.
"Especially good for kids"
Have you ever seen a Shakespeare play and come away without fully understanding it? Or wished you had known the basis of the plot before seeing a play by Shakespeare? Are you studying Shakespeare? Would you like to increase your knowledge of the plays without reading the originals? Then these are the recordings for you!
"A Great Introduction to Shakespeare!"
Tales from Shakespeare was written by Charles Lamb (1775-1834) and his sister Mary Lamb (1764-1847) in 1807 as a prose adaptation for children. Mary wrote most of the comedies, about 14 of the 20. One Voice Recordings presents for your entertainment stage and voice actor David Ian Davies portraying all the characters in this charming retelling of Much Ado About Nothing.
A glittering collection of humorous stories by classic authors, including 'The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown' by G.K. Chesterton, 'The Talking Horse' by Thomas Anstey Guthrie, 'The Seventh Pullet' by Saki, 'Biffin on the Bassoon' by Harry Graham, 'The Scharz-Metterklume Method' by Saki, 'The Chaplet' by Saki, 'The Facts' by Ring Lardner, 'A Dissertation Upon Roasted Pig' by Charles Lamb, 'Fur' by Saki, and 'The Lumber Room' by Saki'.
Tales from Shakespeare was written by Charles Lamb (1775-1834) and his sister Mary Lamb (1764-1847) in 1807 as a prose adaptation for children. Mary wrote most of the comedies, about 14 of the 20. One Voice Recordings presents for your entertainment stage and voice actor David Ian Davies portraying all the characters in this charming retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Our guest is NASA Administrator and retired Marine Corps General, Charles Bolden. He talks about his experiences as an astronaut and his current duties as administrator of the world’s largest space agency. He also comments on one hundred or more missions he flew over North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia during his career as a Marine pilot flying the A-6 Intruder. He defends the two hundred billion dollar, thirty year NASA shuttle program and says it, “brought diversity to an incredibly technical program.”
Blackstone Audio presents An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment: Based on Charles & Mary Lamb's 20 Tales From Shakespeare, augmented by miscellaneous scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare's plays, featuring Elizabethan songs and dances in new arrangements for stringed instruments.
Our guest is Charles Blow, Visual Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times. He writes his opinion pieces using graphs and charts. He also writes a blog called “By The Numbers.” Mr. Blow worked for the Times as Graphics Director for nine years. He left in 2006 to become art director at National Geographic Magazine. He returned to the New York Times in April 2008 in his current position.
Our guests are Charles Evans, Jr., and Victor DeNoble. Evans is the producer and director of a new documentary that features former Philip Morris research scientist Victor DeNoble. The film chronicles DeNoble’s unexpected discovery of an ingredient in tobacco which, the data revealed, when coupled with nicotine makes cigarettes more addictive. The research and the company’s attempts to keep it private led to Congressional testimony before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Our guests are two former parliamentarians, one for the U.S. House of Representatives and the other for the British House of Commons. Together they have written a book comparing and contrasting the two bodies. It’s called Parliament & Congress: Representation & Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century. William McKay worked for 41 years in the Clerk’s office of the House of Commons.
Blackstone Audio presents An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment: Based on Charles & Lamb's 20 Tales From Shakespeare, augmented by miscellaneous scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare's plays. Featuring Elizabethan songs and dances in new arrangements for stringed instruments.
Brother and sister team Charles and Mary Lamb originally wrote these stories for children in 1807, based on Shakespeare's most famous plays. Here is their version of Romeo and Juliet.
Taken from Tales from Shakespeare and read by Bart Wolffe. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, this story dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother.
Taken from Tales from Shakespeare and narrated by Bart Wolffe. The story dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish Lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power.