The doors are opened to eight important plays, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure, and All’s Well That Ends Well. These newly written introductions by David Timson have proved eminently useful for young audiences coming to Shakespeare for the first time.
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.