Tales from Shakespeare is an English children's book written by brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb in The book is designed to make the stories of. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb. No cover available. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Tales from Shakespeare is a children's book by Charles and Mary Lamb, first published in It retells, in language accessible to children. Tales from Shakespeare book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Presents an introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays in. THE SIGNET CLASSIC SHAKESPEARE SERIES The Work of the World's Tales from Shakespeare and millions of other books are available for instant access.
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I was eager to read Lamb's Shakespeare, but this edition is a terrible disappointment.
The font size is tiny and all the illustrations are in black and white and most are reduced to the point of uselessness. The cover is pretty, but it is otherwise a badly designed reprint. Go to the Gutenberg Project, a free online database of works in the public domain. They offer the book in Epub, Kindle, html, etc. The font is legible and can be enlarged and you will not have to pay a cent to read it.
Hardcover Verified download. It only includes 6 of the adaptations: This is a big disappointment, since the item description says nothing about this being an incomplete collection. The slipcover and layout are well-done, but the woeful incompleteness outweighs the aesthetics. Kindle Edition Verified download. I accidentally discovered a hardbound version of this work in a used bookstore perhaps twenty years ago, and recently gifted it to my oldest granddaughter, who has a love for Shakespeare's world.
I then discovered the identical work -- for free! The plays are presented in a prose, short story format, written for young people.
They are delightfully detailed and the language and style of writing, although somewhat dated, is smooth and fun reading. This is a definite recommendation for anyone wanting to discover The Bard's works without having to wade through the plays.
For anyone needing a quick knowledge of a particular play, or just wanting to immerse themselves in the genius of Shakespeare's work, this is the book to get. And it's free! There I was, happily reading my new book, when I was suddenly struck by the feeling that I was missing something. I then realized that a chunk of text was missing, so I went online to see what were the missing words, figuring I could just write them in myself. No big deal.
I had not the patience to review each of the stories to see what else was missing, as that was an unpromising start. This was a big disappointment to my husband and sons who selected this as a present for me. I will now search for a different edition that will hopefully contain all of the stories, as well as each word of the stories. This is an essential to children and grown ups alike as a way to comprehend the stories of Shakespeare, which as prose are as brilliant as the plays.
I received this book when it was actually a paper book! Of course the well crafted dialogue and incredible insights and observations made famous in the plays can only be appreciated in the plays, but at least this book lays the ground work.
But this is a highly valuable source. In his time, Shakespeare was the playwright to Everyman. Think Neil Simon. Just as with theater -goers today, it was usual for the audience to know ahead of the performance what they expected to witness. Shakespeare's genius was in many things, but as with most great artists, he stole from the best!! He retold ancient myths and sometimes more recent legends. He combined plot and sub-plot as any great chef combines ingredients. AND, he did it with wonderful language that was witty and fresh and provoking!
Shakespeare broke the then-current rules of language: Remember the language arts teacher who instructed that "contact" is not to be used as "John contacted his boss. Shakespeare increased English enormously: SO, if you read Lamb, you will be able to pick up a play, or enter a theater with a background similar to the original audience.
Reading the great Greek and Roman myths will help you see many inside jokes and references; Bullfinch is still my favorite source - one rarely finds this level of language on WWW. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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Tales from Shakespeare Calla Editions. Tales From Shakespeare Signet Classics. There's a problem loading this menu right now. That's the extent of it. Lamb's Tales is another one of my attempts to pave my way into the world of Shakespear. It's my uncle's, so I had easy access to it, so I said why not.
Shakespeare seems quite typical of his time but maybe he was radical in his time. There's some deus ex machina going on there too, it's like people have no natures, they just change according to the circumstances.
My individual comments on each of the plays: The Tempest : Father and daughter stranded on an island, father commands spirit, spirit bring his enemies to the island, the enemies get scared, repent and seek forgiveness.
Enemy's son falls in love with the daughter who becomes future queen, the father gets his dukedom back, the spirit takes them back safely to home. It was okay, quite typical. The writing makes it somewhat special though writing means everything to me. A Midsummer Night's Dream : Magic is in the air. Magical forest, invisible fairies bring lovers together, undetected. Love is created by magic when it isn't there. Everyone lives happily ever after. It was pretty, funny at times, well executed except the part about "making" the guy fall in love.
Lord falls for the nice cousin, Prince helps. Short-tempered cousin and Lord bicker all the time. Prince and the Lord along with his betrothed plot to make them fall in love by telling each the other loves them.
Half-brother is jealous of the Lord, plans to ruins his marriage. I confess nothing and I deny nothing. The quality of the plays is getting better as we move on. The name of the nice cousin is Hero , ain't it awesome?! As You Like it : Cousins what is it with Shakespeare and cousins?
I shall do my friends no wrong, for I have none to weep for me. I shall do the world no harm for in it I have nothing. For I only take up a place in the world which may be better filled when I have made it empty.
The Merchant of Venice : Antonio is the titular merchant. Shylock is the Jew moneylender.
Antonio hates Shy, spits on him, kicks him, berates him at every moment but when he needs money for his clingy read: gold-digger friend serious bromance going on here he asks to Shy, who, out to get him, lends him money without interest on the condition that if the money is not paid by a certain date he will view spoiler [ take a pound of his flesh from anywhere he wants hide spoiler ], is there a like of this in literature?.
Guess what happens and what doesn't. The first thing is it's in Venice. I loved the names, Shylock, just saying it sends a thrill to your body Sherlock! Portia is a nice one too. But I cannot help but ask why are Christians so biased against Jews, first The Jew of Malta and now this, is it because they lent money on interest, and now the whole world is following their example well played.
Feminism not at first horrific contradiction but which gradually develops , a completely rad idea, plot-twist, what more could I want! Macbeth : Macbeth, after receiving a prophecy from the witches of his ascending the throne, along with his wife crosses every line from regicide to witchery to killing his own friends for the crown but they are haunted by the things they have done and it doesn't end well for them.
There is some creepy unrepentant witchery evil going on here but it's so badass. It's so evil it works! This is some great work done here. It's beyond words.