Shakespeare: The Animated Tales by William Shakespeare
Leon Garfield skilfully abridged twelve of Shakespeare's most famous plays - Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Richard III, Othello and Julius Caesar - to create individual thirty minute scripts. These plays are a workable length for classrooms while still maintaining Shakespeare's language, and have become favourites with teachers bringing the drama of Shakespeare to children for the first time. Their widely spaced, readable format makes them an ideal way to introduce what can be difficult language for the unfamiliar. This is the first time the twelve plays have been available in one volume. The competitive price point also makes them affordable, both for teachers and for families.