|aTales from Shakespeare /|cby Charles and Mary Lamb.
|aLondon :|bPenguin Books|c1995.
|a313 p. ;|c19 cm.
|aPenguin popular classics.
|aTwenty of Shakespeare's plays were reduced from long, rhyming lines to a few pages of story by the Lambs nearly 200 years ago, with the stated desire of making them interesting to children. Today they still serve to make Shakespeare enjoyable to those who do not like plays or have trouble with Shakespearian English.
This title contains beautifully told tales, a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb's labour of love brings vividly alive the power of "Hamlet" and "Othello", the fun of "As You Like It" and "The Taming of the Shrew", the magic of "The Tempest" and the drama of "Pericles". Conveying all Shakespeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, and never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic literature in their own right.