Geraldine McCaughrean - This is a collection of ten selected Shakespeare plays in one book. What I liked about this one is that is well written in its own right. In terms of difficulty it lies somewhere between the Andrew Matthews and Leon Garfield retellings. Each story runs for about 9-10 pages and the language isn't too difficult. She still quotes important lines from the plays though, which I liked. My 8 year old really enjoyed this one.
this twelve part TV series almost twenty years ago. Leon Garfield wrote the screenplay for these as well, using much of the original language. I was lucky enough to find a DVD of some of them (Julius Caesar and Twelfth Night) at a bookshop in Cambridge for two pounds! They are fantastic. Each runs for half an hour, so obviously they cut back the original play significantly. While the animations are a bit out of date, I found they were an effective way to convey the basic idea of the plays. My kids loved them - I'm already looking out for the rest of the series. You can also get books of this series (using the animations and the text of the play). We've borrowed a couple from our local library and they're really good too.
And we have also enjoyed this game I picked up from Stratford Upon Avon. ..