By all account Tales from Shakespeare has remained the best introduction to the Bard, not only for young people but readers of all age. These prose summaries of 20 plays, mostly comedies, by the greatest playwright ever were prepared by Charles Lamb and his sister Mary, and first published in 1807. Though Mary was responsible for 14 of the plays in the book, her name first appeared in the title page in 1838. 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.
Tales from Shakespeare is a classic forever.
|No. of Pages||272|
|Author||Charles and Mery Lamb|