Tales From Shakespeare
THE SIGNET CLASSIC SHAKESPEARE SERIES
The Work of the World’s Greatest Dramatist
A great way to enjoy twenty of Shakespeare’s timeless plays, this volume is a retelling of the stories in prose by the famous nineteenth-century brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb. Keeping Shakespeare’s own words whenever possible but making the plots and language easily accessible, this entertaining and readable collection has enthralled both children and adults ever since it first appeared in 1807. Here Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies and comedies come to life. Defined by moving drama, vivid action, great wit, or fantastic imagination, each play comes alive with charm and clarity for readers of any age—as a helpful preface to the original Elizabethan version or even as enriching, unforgettable stories in themselves.
With an Introduction by Susan J. Wolfson and an Afterword by Sylvan Barnet, general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series.
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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
A Midsummer Nights Dream
The Winters Tale
Much Ado About Nothing
Alls Well That Ends Well
The Taming of the Shrew
The Comedy of Errors
Measure for Measure
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Timon of Athens
Romeo and Juliet
Hamlet Prince of Denmark
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