`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
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, Tales transforms Shakespeare's elegant and
poetic dialogue into thrilling and dramatic stories of love, betrayal and
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.