Mary Lamb

Tales from Shakespeare
  • Tales from Shakespeare

  • With an introduction by Dame Judi Dench.
    TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, and the fun of As You Like It. They never lose the feel of Shakespeare's language and the tales are classic literature in their own right.

Charles Lamb and his sister, Mary, were born in London in 1775 and 1764 respectively. Their father was a clerk and Charles, prevented from holding a university post by his terrible stammer, was also a clerk all his working life. With Mary he collaborated on Tales from Shakespeare. Brother and sister both suffered from insanity and Charles took lifelong care of Mary. She died in 1847, fourteen years after Charles.