Legendary actress and Shakespearean expert Tina Packer takes all the fear out of understanding Shakespeare by adapting ten of The Bard’s most famous plays into easily understood short stories, retold in modern language. Her introduction provides the listener with easy-to-digest information about Elizabethan England and Shakespeare’s life and work.
“Packer captures the essence of the playwright's words and ideas, placing them in concise and clearly told stories…A treasure trove of well-told tales.” School Library Journal.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, As You Like It, Macbeth, The Tempest, Othello, Twelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet.
Tina Packer is the internationally renowned founder of the premiere theater company Shakespeare & Company and has acted in and directed many productions of the tales retold here.
“At Alison Larkin Presents we're passionate about bringing the classics to today’s listeners in fun, relevant and easy-to-listen-to audiobooks,” says co-producer Alison Larkin. ”As soon as I learned that Tina has turned ten of Shakespeare’s most famous plays into short stories I knew they would make for an entertaining and important audiobook. We're thrilled to have partnered with Shakespeare and Company to hep make this happen.”