The Children's Shakespeare

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(4.7 stars; 14 reviews)

This children's book retells twelve of Shakespeare's most popular plays as stories for children. Each of the plays are rewritten as short stories or fairy tales suitable to keep the attention of child readers or listeners. The introduction of the book cites a child's ability and desire to become familiar with the works of Shakespeare as a stepping-stone toward a greater appreciation of the actual plays later in life. (Summary by timferreira) (2 hr 34 min)


00 - Introduction 2:19 Read by Tim Ferreira
01 - Romeo & Juliet 10:53 Read by Tim Ferreira
02 - The Tempest 15:45 Read by Ruth Golding
03 - A Midsummer Night's Dream 13:31 Read by Cath Garde
04 - King Lear 10:39 Read by Elizabeth Klett
05 - Cymbeline 16:00 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
06 - The Taming of the Shrew 13:21 Read by TriciaG
07 - Hamlet 11:30 Read by Elizabeth Klett
08 - Twelfth Night 11:42 Read by Elizabeth Klett
09 - As You Like It 10:57 Read by Maria Therese
10 - Pericles 14:56 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
11 - The Merchant of Venice 10:21 Read by Miss Avarice
12 - The Winter's Tale 12:36 Read by TriciaG



(5 stars)

Such a helpful abridgement of the plays. Beautifully written, and we'll read by the various readers. Special shout out to Ruth Golding for her lovely singing.

(5 stars)

Wow. Perhaps WXXI will play them?