Tales From Shakespeare

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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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User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

A lovely book for those who want to get the gist of Shakespeare (and/or children). Lovely prose. Good bedtime story book, although you may have to explain some words. :) Read full review

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User Review  - Ainur - Goodreads

i love shakespeare. and i wish i can read his writing but i don't think i can quite understand if i do. this book really helps me to understand his writing. some of his story really touched me, like ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
An Overview
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Preface
The Tempest
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

As You Like It
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Merchant of Venice
Cymbeline
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Pericles Prince of Tyre
Afterword
A Biographical Note
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