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Brother and sister team Charles and Mary Lamb originally wrote these stories for children in 1807, based on Shakespeare's most famous plays. Here is their version of Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jtz | 4/6/2011

    " this is a very good pre-shakespeare book for kids. the tales are told in a story line instead of a play scrpt, so i find it easier to follow!:) it is also a good read-aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 2/8/2011

    " If you're a fan of short stories and suck at interpreting prolific sentences, this book is for you. This is a good introduction for people who wants to meet Shakespeare's works but too lazy to read them.

    It's like reading Edith Hamilton's Mythology, easy, breezy, reading but satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tierra | 2/1/2011

    " I have had this book for at least 15 years and this is the book that made me fall in love with the stories by Shakespeare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 12/2/2010

    " a good way to introduce children to the stories of shakespeare's tales if not his gift of words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/30/2010

    " This books helps to take Shakespeare out of "play" format into story-telling - great for reading with the kids - and an intro to the much longer play and old-English format.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/25/2010

    " Well, I certainly thought it was easier to read these stories (though there were a lot of annoyingly simply spelling mistakes) than the original Shakespeare. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/3/2010

    " aaah oh now I get it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peacenow | 6/22/2010

    " Especially for Lovely Lucy. My intellectual grandaughter. The best beginner's Shakespeare. Easy read and very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 5/21/2010

    " One of the best books to lead any young person into the plays of Shakespeare beautifully. I loved these as a child and it has been fun reading them to my kids. Its still as fresh now as I remember it. A joy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clarmelia | 5/17/2010

    " It wasn't a bad introduction to Shakespeare when I was a kid. Even though I'm not a big fan of abridgments or adaptations, I felt like this was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/3/2010

    " This book was a great adventure for someone as unenlightened as me. All of Shakespear's plays are summarized in a neat 10-20 pages and include famous or/and pivotal quotes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Imani ? ? | 3/17/2010

    " I've had this book for like five years and have yet to finish all the stories in here. Pathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Giselle | 2/12/2010

    " This book was a good introduction to some of the plays I haven't read yet and a good review of those I have studied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/11/2010

    " This isn't the exact edition I don't think, but it's close enough. Charles and Mary Lamb do an excellent job of translating several Shakespeare plays into modern, simple English prose for children. "

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About the Author

Siblings Charles and Mary Lamb were luminaries of early nineteenth-century literary life and key figures in the Romantic movement. Their well-known Tales from Shakespeare, first published in 1807 and never out of print, was written to encourage the poetic impulse in children and prepare them to enjoy the actual plays later in life.