The first volume of David Timson’s series, which retold the stories from Shakespeare’s plays, was widely praised by newspapers and educators alike. Here is the second volume, with more key plays. It includes Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and Henry IV, all being texts which regularly appear on exam syllabuses.
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.