Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.

Included are:

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream

2. The Tempest

3. As You Like It

4. The Winter's Tale

5. King Lear

6. Twelfth Night

7. Night Much Ado About Nothing

8. Romeo and Juliet

9. Pericles

10. Hamlet

11. Cymbeline

12. Macbeth

13. The Comedy of Errors

14. The Merchant of Venice

15. Timon of Athens

16. Othello

17. The Taming of the Shrew

18. Measure for Measure

19. Two Gentleman of Verona

20. All's Well That Ends Well

Edith Nesbit and William Shakespeare

Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the "Queen of Children's literature", Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre.

Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

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Frustrating

The sound quality is great and so is the narration. But the recording is not broken into tracks. So, if you want to listen to a particular story it is very difficult to find. If you don't mind just listening straight through it isn't really a problem. But for my purposes it was very frustrating. I also noticed that even when you find the beginning of the story you are looking for, the title is not announced. You must recognize the names of the characters or the story. Separate tracks for each chapter would be very helpful.

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  • 08-21-18

Kids loved these stories!

The kids loved these stories, and especially loved the male narrator, but found the female narrator’s voice annoying. I’m afraid to say I did as well, but the stories were wonderful and made up for it. A great introduction to Shakespeare!

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Great Shakespeare Option for kids!

We really enjoyed listening to this! It was truly like listening to the audio of a play! So fun!!!

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Goodway to catch up!

Great way to catch up on all of Shakespeare! 'Twas required reading during all my school days.

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A good version for kids

Done well for kids to understand Shakespeare, but I wish it included more of his plays.

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great job

lovers it so good I loved it so so so so so so so much

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  • Simon Stahli
  • 06-01-20

Misleading sample - American accent

The sample features a British accent, but this only applies to the introduction. The stories are read in an American accent. Very disappointed.