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Tales from Shakespeare (1807)

by Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb

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Celebrated prose retellings of Shakespeare's plays Charles and Mary Lamb have delighted generations of adults as well as children with their famed prose renderings of Shakespeare's originals. Bringing the plays to life in a form that encourages readers to enjoy and explore, "Tales from Shakespeare" provides an entertaining and informative introduction to the great works while retaining much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing, and rhythm. It is a captivating work of Romantic storytelling as well as the original literary homage to the Bard.… (more)
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lamb, Charlesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lamb, Marymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan-Jones, KatherineIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jackson, A.E.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsh, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paget, W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petersham, MaudIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petersham, MiskaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Price, N MIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rolfe, William J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Svolinsky, KarelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weisgard, LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whoever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.
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It is a dangerous matter for young maidens to be the confidantes of handsome young dukes; ("Twelfth Night", p.238)
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Celebrated prose retellings of Shakespeare's plays Charles and Mary Lamb have delighted generations of adults as well as children with their famed prose renderings of Shakespeare's originals. Bringing the plays to life in a form that encourages readers to enjoy and explore, "Tales from Shakespeare" provides an entertaining and informative introduction to the great works while retaining much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing, and rhythm. It is a captivating work of Romantic storytelling as well as the original literary homage to the Bard.

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Includes: The Tempest - A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Winter's Tale - Much Ado About Nothing - As You Like It - Cymbeline - The Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Merchant of Venice - King Lear - Macbeth - All's Well that Ends Well - The Taming of the Shrew - The Comedy of Errors - Measure for Measure - Twelfth Night - Timon of Athens - Romeo and Juliet - Hamlet - Othello - Pericles
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The Bard simplified,
A summary of each play,
Shakespeare for children.
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141441623, 0141321687

Hachette Book Group

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