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SHAKESPEARE'S GREATEST HITS Volume I

by | Read by Bruce Coville, Cynthia Bishop, et. al

Children Ages 8+ • 2 hrs. • Audio Program • © 1996

These audio adaptations of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, MACBETH, ROMEO AND JULIET, and TWELFTH NIGHT make for worthwhile listening even when they fall short of their mark. The plays are transformed into narratives, but the judicious selection of key scenes and dialogue, combined with the full-cast performance, retains the flavor of the originals. MACBETH and ROMEO AND JULIET are both exceptionally well cast and played. Parts of MIDSUMMER are overacted, and the voices in the character-packed TWELFTH NIGHT fail to distinguish themselves. Even with these weaknesses, this collection provides a nice introduction for children who might encounter one of these plays in a live production or in the classroom. A.F. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Full Cast Audio • 2003

CS ISBN 1932076336 $17.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 1932076352 $25.00 • Two CDs

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