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Shakespeare for Children
Shakespeare for Children
Shakespeare for Children
Audiobook5 hours

Shakespeare for Children

Written by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb

Narrated by Josephine Bailey and Simon Vance

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Originally written to be an "introduction to the study of Shakespeare," Shakespeare for Children is much more entertaining than that-some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style. Charles and Mary Lamb introduce children to the magic of Shakespeare with these ten favorite tales. Although simplified, these stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals. And their literary quality has made them popular and sought-after ever since their first publication in 1807. Included in this edition are:

-"The Tempest"

-"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

-"Much Ado About Nothing"

-"King Lear"


-"The Taming of the Shrew"

-"Twelfth Night; or, What You Will"

-"Romeo and Juliet"

-"Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"

Release dateAug 4, 2008
Shakespeare for Children

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb (1775–1834) was an English poet and essay writer born in London. He was friends with many prominent literary figures, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. One of his most celebrated works is the children’s book ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ (1807), which he wrote in collaboration with his sister, Mary.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A great way to get to know Shakespeare. Highly recommended