“We are such stuff as dreams are made on…”
While the language of William Shakespeare’s plays can make them challenging for some readers, their plots are filled with fantastical, almost fairytale-like plot devices—misunderstandings involving identical twins, magical forests, ghosts and witches, and foolish kings—that make them irresistible to almost any reader.
This gorgeous new edition of Charles and Mary Lamb’s beloved book collects their versions of twenty Shakespeare comedies and tragedies. Far from being mere plot summaries, the Tales closely follow the plays, frequently incorporating Shakespeare’s exact language into the thrilling and dramatic narratives.
Beautifully illustrated with classic artwork by Arthur Rackham, W. Paget, and Robert Anning Bell, Tales from Shakespeare provides a unique way to experience these enduring plays.