Shakespeare simplified for listeners

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Shakespeare simplified for listeners
JOE STATON: Artistic director of the Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company Photo credit: Siggi Ragnar

THE Blind Cupid Shakespeare Company and Quarantine Kids Storytime have joined forces to produce short-form audio dramas of Shakespeare’s plays.

They aim to make classical content accessible to young audiences and those new to the Bard with Charles and Mary Lamb’s adaptations.

“This is the perfect opportunity to showcase how Charles and Mary Lamb  stripped down the most complicated plots to make them easier to follow and understand,” Quarantine Kids Storytime’s Sascha Cooper said.

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The stories began on April 10 and continue each Saturday and Sunday at 2pm GMT until June 13.

The content is free but for those who can afford to, an Eventbrite page is available where donations will be gratefully received. The funds will go directly to both companies and the actors, all of whom have been affected by the effects of the pandemic.

The audio dramas are available on https://youtube.com/c/QuarantineKidsStorytime while donations can be made via the www.eventbrite.com website.



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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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