Though written nearly four hundred years ago, the stories in Shakespeare's plays are relevant today: stories of love, hate, jealousy, greed and magic. Humphrey Carpenter has retold the stories from nine plays in an original, exciting way. Hear what Juliet's nurse thought of her affair with Romeo; listen to Bottom's drunken rap as he tells of his Midsummer Night's Dream, share Cassius' remorse over the killing of Caesar, and laugh at Toby Belch's letters as he tries to untangle the farce of 'Twelfth Night'.Since winning the BBC Radio Drama Prize, Carole Boyd has worked extensively in radio and theatre. She played Shirley Edwards in the Radio 2 soap opera 'Waggoner's Walk' for four years and has taken the role of Lynda Snell in 'The Archers'. An experienced narrator and radio actress, she appears regularly on BBC Radio.