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White, Three Children and Shakespeare (Endpapers)

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Modern children contemplate Shakespearean theatrical institutions and historical difference in the book’s apt endpapers.

White, Three Children and Shakespeare (Page 266)

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The daughters rebel at the moral of female submission at the end of The Taming of the Shrew. Their mother suggests that their strong responses testify to Shakespeare’s power as a dramatist.

White, Three Children and Shakespeare (Pages 4-5)

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White’s children are critical thinkers, challenging both their mother and Shakespeare’s period’s cultural and theatrical practices. Here they assess the virtues and limitations of the bare-bones Shakespearean thrust stage.

Nesbit, The Children's Shakespeare (Page 10)

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Nesbit emphasizes the difficulty of the task and the children’s need for narrative, rather than Shakespeare’s distinctive language. For grown-up Nesbit, “the stories are the least part of Shakespeare.”

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1923] (Midsummer Night's Dream)

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An illustration for the Lamb’s telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Puck disrupts churning. Again the depicted vignette is not part of the play or story but merely referenced in it.

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1923] (Cymbeline)

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An illustration for the Lambs’ telling of Cymbeline. Iachimo sneaks out of the chest where he has concealed himself to spy on sleeping Imogen. The Petershams emphasize the textures and lineation of the room’s furnishings as well as Iachimo’s…

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Preface)

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The Lambs’ preface explains the conversion to prose as a way to support introductory study of Shakespeare by children and describes an effort to preserve Shakespeare’s own language as much as possible.Page 5:The Lambs write of the difficulty of…

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Measure for Measure Pages 208-209)

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Excerpt from Measure for Measure (Pages 208-209)
Characters’ motives and actions are stated in the Lambs’ Tales, where readers of the plays must interpret them for themselves.

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Measure for Measure Pages 202-203)

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Excerpt from Measure for Measure (Pages 202-203)
The Lambs’ adaptations make many changes to Shakespeare’s texts. In their Measure for Measure, the play’s sexual content is relayed euphemistically. Elaborate exposition and interpretation of…

Shakespeare: Ten Great Plays (Macbeth)

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Malcolm’s besieging army, looking festive with trumpets, pennants, and branches from Birnam Wood, unsettles Macbeth.