Tales from Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

Description:  First published in 1807, these simple retellings of the plots of Shakespeare's plays have delighted generations of children, while serving as an excellent introduction to the dramas of our greatest playwright. Shakespeare's own language is used as much as possible to accustom children to the English of the Elizabethan age and so make easier their transition to the reading of the plays themselves. Numerous black and white illustrations by Louis Rhead complement the text.

Additional information:

Ages:  10-14
Length:  449 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-173-1
Genres:  British Literature, Drama

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Table of Contents

1. The Tempest
2. A Midsummer Night's Dream 
3. Winter's Tale 
4. Much Ado about Nothing 
5. As You Like It 
6. Two Gentlemen of Verona 
7. The Merchant of Venice 
8. Cymbeline 
9. King Lear 
10. Macbeth 

11. All's Well That Ends Well
12. Taming of the Shrew 
13. Comedy of Errors 
14. Measure for Measure 
15. Twelfth Night; or, What You Will 
16. Timon of Athens 
17. Romeo and Juliet 
18. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 
19. Othello 
20. Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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