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Shakespeare without the Boring Bits [Hardcover]

Humphrey Carpenter

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4 Aug 1994
A very different look at some of Shakespeare's stories told from a minor character's point of view. A humorous look at "Romeo and Juliet", "A Midsummer's Night Dream", "Julius Caesar", "Macbeth", "Henry V" and others.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Definately NOT boring 27 April 2000
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This audio book is absolutely a riot. I have read all the plays which were rewritten and I thought that Carpenter did an outstanding job of accurately recreating these stories. Each story had its own special twist to it and though some were taken out of its historical time, they still fit the original story. I highly recommend this to anyone who has longed to become aquainted with Shakespeare's works, but couldn't understand what wasw going on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't stop laughing! 10 Mar 2003
By arwen sutton - Published on
who knew that the bard could be funny? i laughed so hrad that i was starting to scare myself. ROMEO AND JULIET has never been my favorite play but now seeing it from juliet's nurses point of view, i love it! TWELFTH NIGHT is positively hilarious with toby belch's drunken ramblings in his letters. and my personal favorite, MACBETH is great written in a detective style. one can practically see Macbeth leaning back in a chair smoking a cigarette, in the streotypical style of detectives. i was actually mad at myself for finishing this book, i loved it so much! and bottoms drunken account of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is what laughing is all about. so i advise you, shakespeare fans and those that just love parodies, to buy or at least read this book.
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