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Actor Todd MacDonald introduces young listeners to the man behind some of English literature's greatest stories. In his warm, congenial baritone, the lively Aussie explores Shakespeare's upbringing in Stratford-upon-Avon, his marriage to Ann Hathaway, and the couple's eventual estrangement when Shakespeare moved to London to pursue his career. Young audiences will learn about the vast and varied nature of Shakespeare's writing: histories, comedies, tragedies, and the sonnet form are illustrated with examples from Shakespeare's writing. Likewise, children will better understand the historical context in which Shakespeare worked, including the patronage he received from Queen Elizabeth I and the inspiration he drew from mythology and folklore. At once informative and inviting, MacDonald's animated delivery is likely to captivate young audiences and enliven the learning experience.

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Learn about the life and times of William Shakespeare with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds.

William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers of all time. But little is known about the life of this playwright and poet.

What we do know is that Shakespeare was born in 1564 in a town in the west of England called Stratford-Upon-Avon. His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove-maker who was also on the local council. His mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. Shakespeare went to school in Stratford and historians believe he studied at King’s New School there.

Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds.

iMindsJNR offers 6 main categories for ages 7-14years including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Math, The Arts and History.

Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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