Here are the stories of ten key Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, Henry V, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. David Timson presents the complex plots in a clear, entertaining and informal style, introducing the main characters in the context of the famous lines. This account not only entertains but also acts as an ideal ‘starter pack’ for children going to see the plays of Shakespeare.
About the Author
David Timson has worked as an actor for nearly thirty years in theatre, television and film, but most consistently for BBC Radio. He won the BBC Student Prize in 1971 and has since made over 1,000 broadcasts, ranging from the title role in Nicholas Nickleby, to that past institution Listen with Mother. He has frequently read serials and short stories for Woman’s Hour on Radio 4. He has also recorded substantially for Naxos AudioBooks, reading poetry for their collections of comic and Oriental verse. Among his main projects for Naxos AudioBooks is the solo reading of The Complete Sherlock Holmes; and he has directed many Shakespeare plays including Twelfth Night, Richard III and Othello.