on the screen

On the Screen

View All



View All


Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

Short Synopsis
Brother-and-sister writing team Charles and Mary Lamb interweave the words of Shakespeare with their own (some 200 years later, in 1807) to bring ten of his best plays to the young reader.

Full Synopsis
Originally written to be an "introduction to the study of Shakespeare," Shakespeare for Children is much more entertaining than that—some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, comic and tragic, are retold in a clear and robust style. Charles and Mary Lamb introduce children to the magic of Shakespeare with these ten favorite tales. Although simplified, these stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals. And their literary quality has made them popular and sought-after ever since their first publication in 1807. Included in this edition are:

—"The Tempest"

—"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

—"Much Ado About Nothing"

—"King Lear"


—"The Taming of the Shrew"

—"Twelfth Night; or, What You Will"

—"Romeo and Juliet"

—"Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"


Shakespeare for Children, with eBook

Author Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb

Narrated by Josephine Bailey, Simon Vance

Publication date Aug 4, 2008

Running time 6 hrs

Available Formats

Bonus Content
Let us know!