Tales From Shakespeare

Lamb, Charles

£7.99

These tales form an introduction to Shakespeare’s greatest plays. They aim to bring alive the power of ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Othello’, the fun of ‘As You Like It’ and the drama of ‘Pericles’ and convey Shakepeare’s wit, wisdom and humanity, without losing the feel of his language.

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As children, Charles and Mary Lamb took great delight in exploring their benefactor’s extensive library; as adults they began writing children’s books together that also appealed to all generations. In Tales of Shakespeare they wished to bring their favourite plays to life for children too young to read and appreciate Shakespeare’s work. This collection of twenty of Shakespeare’s stories begins with The Tempest, which explores themes of magic, power and reconciliation, and ends with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, an exotic play of love, loss and family ties. Between these two tales are twelve romances and comedies, all written by Mary, and six tragedies, all written by Charles. Each tale is told chronologically and retains much of Shakespeare’s lyricism, phrasing and rhythm. Together, they form a captivating and accessible introduction to the Bard’s work.

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Weight 224 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 17 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

270

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

823.7 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K