Author(s): Mary Lamb; Charles Lamb; Arthur Rackham
This retelling in prose of twenty of Shakespeare's thirty-seven plays was originally published just for children. Keeping Shakespeare's own words whenever possible but making the plots and language easily understandable, this very listenable collection has entertained and informed generations of adults as well. With such classic stories as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, and more, Shakespeare's most memorable characters come to life anew as magicians and fairies, fools and kings weave their magic, mischief, and madness.
Contents include: The TempestA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Winter's TaleMuch Ado about NothingAs You Like ItThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaThe Merchant of VeniceCybelineKing LearMacbethAll's Well That Ends WellThe Taming of the ShrewThe Comedy of ErrorsMeasure for MeasureTwelfth NightTimon of AthensRomeo and JulietHamletOthelloPericles, Prince of Tyre
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was a writer and poet who moved in the same literary circles as Wordsworth and Coleridge. His older sister Mary (1764-1847) was also a writer who frequently collaborated with him.