There is no finer way to welcome young people (or adults!) to the pleasures of Shakespeare than with these four masterful retellings of the Bard's most beloved plays. Ranging from the pure magic of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the heartbreak of young love in Romeo and Juliet, featuring the spine-tingling tragedy of Macbeth (complete with ghost and witches) and culminating in the laugh-out-loud hijinks of Twelfth Night, this collection features clear, straightforward storytelling combined with the richness of some of Shakespeare's most beloved poetry, all brought to life by over two dozen brilliantly talented actors.More
These audio adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night make for worthwhile listening even when they fall short of their mark. The plays are transformed into narratives, but the judicious selection of key scenes and dialogue, combined with the full-cast performance, retains the flavor of the originals. Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet are both exceptionally well cast and played. Parts of Midsummer are overacted, and the voices in the character-packed Twelfth Night fail to distinguish themselves. Even with these weaknesses, this collection provides a nice introduction for children who might encounter one of these plays in a live production or in the classroom.
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Wonderful adaptations of Shakespeare for children