Brother and sister team, Charles and Mary Lamb, originally wrote these stories for children in 1807, based on Shakespeare's most famous plays. Their success was immediate and their appeal quickly extended to an adult readership. This lively and accessibly audio version is compelling listening for the whole family, and will prove a great resource and inspiration to students, scholars, and newcomers to the Bard alike.
What members say
A Great Introduction to Shakespeare!
My mother introduced the Lamb's versions of Shakespeare's tales to me in written form, when I was in fourth grade. I read them voraciously, and continue to return to their work. This audio version is a great way to familiarize yourself, as well as your kids, with the classic works.
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does not have all the stories
this version does not have all the stories in the book. I wish I knew that before I purchased it and wished I could return it. I have purchased the version with all the stories.
- Anonymous User
Loved the narration, however was disappointed to find this book only has 11 out of the 20 plays.