Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream
2. The Tempest
3. As You Like It
4. The Winter's Tale
5. King Lear
6. Twelfth Night
7. Night Much Ado About Nothing
8. Romeo and Juliet
13. The Comedy of Errors
14. The Merchant of Venice
15. Timon of Athens
17. The Taming of the Shrew
18. Measure for Measure
19. Two Gentleman of Verona
20. All's Well That Ends Well
Edith Nesbit and William Shakespeare
Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the "Queen of Children's literature", Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre.
Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.
What members say
- Michele Elliott
The sound quality is great and so is the narration. But the recording is not broken into tracks. So, if you want to listen to a particular story it is very difficult to find. If you don't mind just listening straight through it isn't really a problem. But for my purposes it was very frustrating. I also noticed that even when you find the beginning of the story you are looking for, the title is not announced. You must recognize the names of the characters or the story. Separate tracks for each chapter would be very helpful.
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- Rebecca C.
Kids loved these stories!
The kids loved these stories, and especially loved the male narrator, but found the female narrator’s voice annoying. I’m afraid to say I did as well, but the stories were wonderful and made up for it. A great introduction to Shakespeare!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
- Bethany A.
Great Shakespeare Option for kids!
We really enjoyed listening to this! It was truly like listening to the audio of a play! So fun!!!
Goodway to catch up!
Great way to catch up on all of Shakespeare! 'Twas required reading during all my school days.
lovers it so good I loved it so so so so so so so much
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