Tales from Shakespeare
Posted by MB on December 04, 1997 at 14:48:03:
In response to Point well taken, written by Linda on December 04, 1997 at 11:54:21
Thank you for understanding, Linda!
At the risk of appearing contrary, I would count Lamb's Tales from Shakepeare as an exception. It's not an abridgement of Shakepeare, nor does it try to ape his style or dialogue in any way. It's a great collection of plots that still help me when discussing Shakespeare! I, too, highly recommend it. I think that it's a good preparation for enjoying the plays later; you already know the "story", so you can begin to appreciate the style and language more. And I do recommend it to people who are going to take their children to see the plays performed.
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