Tales from Shakespeare
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Apart from providing pleasant listening with the Lambs' mellifluous prose, these tapes could give useful classroom back-up before a theatre visit or starting to study a Shakespeare play. Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres make the stories accessible, entertaining and lively as in the former's impressive narration of Hamlet who 'grew weary of the world, which seemed to him an unweeded garden'. Ms Ayres portrays the light-hearted intertwining of deception and error in Twelfth Night which makes up the charming love story of Orsino and Viola on which the Lambs concentrate. Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet are the other four stories.