"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...
Published in 1808, this volume follows in the footsteps of Lamb's 1807 Tales from Shakespeare, which adapted Shakespeare's plays for young readers. Here Lamb turns to Homer's Odyssey, with equally delightful results. While younger audiences will respond to Lamb's storytelling skills, adults will appreciate his graceful, lyrical prose.
The 19th-century English writer Charles Lamb's letters were addressed to, among others, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Godwin, and Thomas Hood, all of whom were close friends. They are valued for the light they throw on the English literary world in the Romantic era and on the evolution of Lamb's essays, and still more for their own "charm, wit and quality".
Have you ever seen a Shakespeare play and come away without fully understanding it? Or wished you had known the basis of the plot before seeing a play by Shakespeare? Are you studying Shakespeare? Would you like to increase your knowledge of the plays without reading the originals? Then these are probably the recordings for you... Brother and sister team Charles and Mary Lamb originally wrote these stories for children in 1807 based on Shakespeare's...