There is no finer way to welcome young people--or adults! --to the pleasures of Shakespeare than with these four masterful retellings of some of the Bard's most beloved plays. Ranging from the pure magic of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to the heartbreak of young love in ROMEO AND JULIET, featuring the spinetingling tragedy of MACBETH (complete with ghost and witches) and culminating in the laugh-out-loud hijinks of TWELFTH NIGHT, this collection features clear, straightforward storytelling combined with the richness of some of Shakespeare's most beloved poetry--all brought to life by over two dozen brilliantly talented actors. Bruce Coville has written nearly 90 books for young readers, including the wildly popular UNICORN CHRONICLES. For the last decade he has also been publishing adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, each to considerable critical acclaim. Much in demand as a speaker and storyteller, Bruce himself narrates two of the tales in this collection, sharing the task with his friend and fellow storyteller, Cynthia Bishop.