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This audio biography of William Shakespeare does not merely provide details about the Bard's personal life and accomplishments, but also gives an engaging overview of the Elizabethan era and the theatergoing experience of the time. Narrator Trevor Nichols keeps the mood upbeat, and his informative, chatty style will keep young listeners feeling as though they are right in the moment with him, observing the rowdy audience and the dramatic performances onstage. Peppered with many quotes from Shakespeare's work, this is an accessible and amusing introduction to the world of the famous playwright.

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This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.

©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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