Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

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(4.3 stars; 56 reviews)

Edith Nesbit, the author of Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, felt passionately that young children should enjoy Shakespeare's great works. She set about to retell his plays in a language that children would not only understand, but delight in. This is a marvelous introduction to the works of Shakespeare that ALL will enjoy. (Summary by Laura) (5 hr 2 min)


Preface and A Brief Life of Shakespeare 12:18 Read by Laura Caldwell
A Midsummer Night's Dream 13:23 Read by Stuart Bell
The Tempest 11:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
As You Like It 9:20 Read by Charlene V. Smith
The Winter's Tale 12:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
King Lear 5:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Twelfth Night 14:00 Read by Geoff Cowgill
Much Ado About Nothing 19:37 Read by Ransom
Romeo and Juliet 18:10 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Pericles 10:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Hamlet 16:04 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Cymbeline 11:44 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Macbeth 18:04 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The Comedy of Errors 15:37 Read by Nathalie J.
The Merchant of Venice 15:02 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Timon of Athens 17:38 Read by Nathalie J.
Othello 21:18 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The Taming of the Shrew 11:57 Read by Nathalie J.
Measure for Measure 18:12 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Two Gentlemen of Verona 16:26 Read by Nathalie J.
All's Well That Ends Well 13:33 Read by JemmaBlythe


Great stories

(4 stars)

Great stories from Shakespeare by different readers, each make us travel and dream along with the characters, their passions, misfortunes and sometimes a happy end. All is well that ends well! Anna - Sao Paulo - Brazil

(4 stars)

I love it even that I didn't get to read most of it