My husband and I are in the process of moving and a few days ago we boxed up the hundreds of books on our family room bookshelf. Halfway through the project, I saw these two books which I purchased for my kids 2+ decades ago when we began attending Shakespeare plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Seeing these two volumes brought back such happy memories of choosing the plays to attend, reading the stories together beforehand and then the magical trip to the Globe Theater in Cedar City, UT. Those were magical evenings under the stars sharing some of the finest plays ever written as a family.
Shakespeare Stories Prose retellings of twelve Shakespeare plays: Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, King Richard the Second, King Henry IV, Part One, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth. Middle Grade Reading Level, 287 pages, Illustrated, Published in 1985.
Shakespeare Stories II: Prose retellings of nine Shakespeare plays: Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, Cymbeline, King Richard the Third, The Comedy of Errors, A Winter’s Tale. Middle Grade Reading Level, 284 pages, Illustrated, Published in 1994.