Stories from Shakespeare

  • by David Timson
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, Michael Sheen
  • 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here are the stories of 10 key Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, King Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Henry V, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Timson presents the complex plots in a clear, entertaining, and informal style, presenting the main characters in the context of the famous lines. The stories contain important passages from the plays themselves, taken from the award-winning Naxos AudioBooks recordings.


Audible Editor Reviews

In Stories from Shakespeare, David Timson turns the plays of Shakespeare into prose tales told in unadorned, modern English.

Juliet Stevenson and Michael Sheen perform these novelizations of Shakespeare’s work, which include A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. Timson’s stories include lines of dialogue from the original works, which Stevenson and Sheen perform with stage-ready intensity.

Both Stevenson and Sheen deliver these stories in an intimate tone, explaining plot points in these plays like storytellers around a campfire.


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Entertaining review

This is an excellent book to get a quick view of these short stories. Listening to these stories would help you to possibly read the full version. This was very entertaining and enjoyable to listen to and gives a quick update on several stories without reading all of them!
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-16-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks