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Tales from Shakespeare, Level 5

Tales from Shakespeare, Level 5

by Charles Lamb, Mary LambCharles Lamb


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A wonderful way to experience 20 of Shakespeare's timeless plays, this retelling of the stories in prose by the famous nineteenth-century brother and sister, Charles and Mary Lamb, was originally published just for children. Keeping Shakespeare's own words whenever possible, but making the plots and language easily accessible, this entertaining and very readable collection has remained a standard book of children's literature since its first appearance in London in 1807 and has delighted generations of adults as well. Here Shakespeare's best known tragedies and comedies come vividly to life. Whether it's the moving drama of Hamlet, the stormy action of Macbeth, or the great wit of The Taming of the Shrew, each play is presented with charm and clarity for readers of any age to enjoy - as a helpful preface to the original Elizabethan version or simply as enriching, unforgettable stories in themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582419414
Publisher: Pearson ESL
Publication date: 02/14/2000
Series: Penguin Readers: Level 5 Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Tempest1
A Midsummer Night's Dream17
The Winter's Tale33
Much Ado About Nothing49
As You Like It65
The Two Gentlemen of Verona87
The Merchant of Venice105
King Lear141
All's Well That Ends Well177
The Taming of the Shrew194
The Comedy of Errors208
Measure of Measure228
Twelfth Night, Or What You Will248
Timon of Athens266
Romeo and Juliet284
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark308
Pericles, Prince of Tyre347

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Tales from Shakespeare, Level 5 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
yonitdm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great synopsis of the great works of Shakespeare. The authors really capture the feeling the taste and the vision of the Bard's originals. All in bite sized chunks.