Tales from Shakespeare

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-18
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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"This collection of twenty stories begins with 'The Tempest', which explores themes of magic, power and reconciliation, and ends with 'Pericles, Prince of Tyre', an exotic play of love, loss and family ties. Between these two tales are other romances and comedies written by Mary Lamb, and six tragedies written by Charles Lamb. Each tale unfolds chronologically and retains much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing and rhythm. The Lambs' book is a work of Romantic storytelling as well as an original literary homage to the Bard." "In her introduction, Marina Warner discusses the difficult lives of Charles and Mary Lamb, their aims and passion for their work and their relationships with contemporary writers."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) is an English essayist best known for his Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764-1847).
Marina Warner is a prizewinning author of fiction, criticism, and history.

Table of Contents

The tempestp. 7
A midsummer night's dreamp. 18
The winter's talep. 30
Much ado about nothingp. 41
As you like itp. 53
The two gentlemen of Veronap. 69
The merchant of Venicep. 82
Cymbelinep. 95
King Learp. 108
Machetep. 123
All's well that ends wellp. 134
The taming of the shrewp. 146
The comedy of errorsp. 156
Measure for measurep. 170
Twelfth night; or, what you willp. 184
Timon of Athensp. 197
Romeo and Julietp. 210
Hamlet, prince of Denmarkp. 227
Othellop. 242
Pericles, prince of Tyrep. 255
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