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Introduce children to the works of William Shakespeare with this captivating collection. Professional storyteller Patrick Ryan has brought together the stories that are at the heart of seven of Shakespeare's masterpieces. He introduces each story with fascinating information about its history and its prevalence in other cultures, as well as offering insights into local traditions and political issues that influenced Shakespeare's writing. Patrick Ryan's lively narration harks back to the days when stories were shared aloud ? Shakespeare's days!
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©2001 Patrick Ryan; (P)2001 The Barefoot Child

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  • Winner of The American Folklore Society's Aesop Accolade, 2002

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I love these stories. My kids (will) love them too!
Shakespeare is inspiring and very creative. Well, the authors are.

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