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Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Lamb, C; Lamb,
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Pub Date: 05/04/2007
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780141441627
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview A collection of twenty of Shakespeare's stories which begins with "The Tempest", that explores themes of magic, power and reconciliation, and ends with "Pericles", "Prince of Tyre", an exotic play of love, loss and family ties. Each tale is told chronologically and retains much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing and rhythm.
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As children, Charles and Mary Lamb took great delight in exploring their benefactor's extensive library; as adults they began writing children's books together that also appealed to all generations. In "Tales of Shakespeare", they wished to bring their favourite plays to life for children too young to read and appreciate Shakespeare's work. This collection of twenty of Shakespeare's 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 twelve romances and comedies, all written by Mary, and six tragedies, all written by Charles. Each tale is told chronologically and retains much of Shakespeare's lyricism, phrasing and rhythm. Together, they form a captivating and accessible introduction to the Bard's work.

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