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Shakespeare for Children

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Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these ten favorite tales.
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School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-In this assortment of tales based on Shakespeare's plays, students are introduced to ten great works. From the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to the comedy of Twelfth Night, Charles and Mary Lamb's tales bring younger students the words of one of the world's greatest playwrights. The collection also includes Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and others. A helpful preface explains that the vocabulary used may be difficult for some listeners to understand, but has been kept as close to the original work as possible. Listeners are also warned that in changing the tales from plays to stories, constant dialogue is most often used, which, for younger listeners, may become confusing. Josephine Bailey and Simon Vance read the tales, giving distinct voices to the characters. This collection may not work well as a stand-alone for younger students because the language is difficult to follow. Paired with the authors' original text, however, the audio version would work well in elementary through high school libraries.-Lisa W. Baker, Chocowinity Middle School, NC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400108541
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 5 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Josephine Bailey was born in England and trained in performing arts at the Corona Academy in London. As a child, Josephine appeared in many feature films before going on to become a professional dancer. Returning to her love of acting has led to her recent performances for Hanna Barbera, Walt Disney and Nickleodeon.

Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named ""The Voice of Choice"" by ""Booklist"" magazine.

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