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by Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb,Marina Warner

  • ISBN: 0141441623
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb,Marina Warner
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (December 18, 2007)
  • Pages: 304 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb. Marina Warner is a prize-winning writer of fiction, criticism, and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of female myths and symbols. Her recent books include: The Leto Bundle (2001), Signs & Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture (2003), and Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds: Ways of Telling the Self (2004). Series: Penguin Classics.

By Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb Introduction by Marina Warner. About Tales from Shakespeare. Celebrated prose retellings of Shakespeare’s plays. Charles and Mary Lamb have delighted generations of adults as well as children with their famed prose renderings of Shakespeare’s originals. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Tales from Shakespeare is an English children's book written by brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb in 1807. The book is designed to make the stories of Shakespeare's plays familiar to the young. Mary Lamb was responsible for the comedies, while Charles wrote the tragedies; they wrote the preface between them.

Charles and Mary Lamb do an excellent job capturing the essence of each .

Charles and Mary Lamb do an excellent job capturing the essence of each of the It’s a good sampling of Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, but I can’t help wondering why they omitted his histories? What about Julius Caesar or Richard III? . Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare are a prose form of Shakespeare's plays for children by the writer siblings Charles and Mary Lamb. The book is short but that doesn't Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare are a prose form of Shakespeare's plays for children by the writer siblings Charles and Mary Lamb.

Charles and Mary Ann Lamb collaborated on several books, including Poetry for Children, Mrs. Leicester's School, and Beauty and the Beast. Probably their best-known collaboration, however, was Tales from Shakespeare, a series of summaries of the plots from 20 Shakespearean plays, which was published in 1807. Charles Lamb died in 1834. Библиографические данные. Tales from Shakespeare, Том 1 Tales from Shakespeare, Charles Lamb. Charles Lamb, Mary Ann Lamb. Издание: крупный шрифт.

Charles and Mary Lamb. Tales from Shakespeare. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb

Charles and Mary Lamb. Charles and Mary Lamb. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

Celebrated prose retellings of Shakespeare's plays Charles and Mary Lamb have delighted generations of adults as well as children with their famed prose renderings of Shakespeare's originals. Bringing the plays to life in a form that encourages readers to enjoy and explore, Tales from Shakespeare provides an entertaining and informative introduction to the great works while retaining much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing, and rhythm. It is a captivating work of Romantic storytelling as well as the original literary homage to the Bard.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Reviews about Tales from Shakespeare (Penguin Classics) (7):
Dream
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. both with a without illustrations. The font is legible and can be enlarged and you will not have to pay a cent to read it.
Nettale
Beware: The hardcover version illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet is NOT THE FULL COLLECTION of the Lamb adaptations of Shakespeare. It only includes 6 of the adaptations: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and King Lear. This is a big disappointment, since the item description says nothing about this being an incomplete collection. In fact, it appears misleading, saying "From Much Ado About Nothing to Macbeth..." in the description while not mentioning that their are only 4 other plays included! The slipcover and layout are well-done, but the woeful incompleteness outweighs the aesthetics.
Lbe
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! -- on Kindle. 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!
Zamo
first, allow me to say that i am quite enjoying these puffin classics editions of some of my favorite books!

here we have a great tool for those being introduced to shakespeare and his vast body of work. to the new shakespeare reader, it can be difficult (through language and writing style) to understand the stories of each play, however this book breaks them down into understandable stories, as well as includes a comprehensive glossary of the main characters in each of the plays covered.

this book covers the following plays:

the tempest
a midsummer night's dream
the winter's tale
much ado about nothing
as you like it
the two gentlemen of verona
the merchant of venice
cymbeline
king lear
macbeth
all's well that ends well
the taming of the shrew
the comedy of errors
measure for measure
twelfth night; or, what you will
timon of athens
romeo and juliet
hamlet, prince of denmark
othello
pericles, prince of tyre

when i was in high school, each fall, the drama club would go to ashland, oregon, home of the largest stateside shakespeare festival (and a modified recreation of the old globe theatre) to see several plays. how i wish i would have had this book back then for reference!

a bonus here with the puffin classics is the addition of backstory included at the end of the book. here you can learn more about the author, the characters, and so much more. what a delightful thing to include!

i have purchased most of these puffin classics editions, and will certainly look for future additions to add to my collection.
Shezokha
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!) when I was a child, and it aided me in understanding of all the great plays since the Lambs have converted the plays into short stories. 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.
Stoneshaper
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!! NOT PLAGIARIZING AS WE MEAN IT TODAY.. 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: he verbed nouns!!! (Remember the language arts teacher who instructed that "contact" is not to be used as "John contacted his boss."? Shakespeare increased English enormously: some say 50% of words in ordinary use today are due to him!

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.

p.s. 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.
Flathan
This is helpful if one wants to introduce kids or if you want to read the "Cliff-notes" before you go see a Shakespeare play. Then you can sound intelligent ;)
That said, however, the formatting is weird like someone just cut a pasted without checking afterwards to make sure everything made sense. There are places where sentences just end and beginnings of paragraphs that don't seem to go with what was just said.
I have to confess to buying this book because I saw it referred to in a Jane Austen fan fiction book. I was curious. It is quite a cute little book and bravo to the Lambs for wanting to make Shakespeare accessible to children. I know heaps of people who look at me askew because they don't "get" Shakespeare . . . this book would certainly help any adult who has a problem with the vernacular of the age.

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