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Nesbit, The Children's Shakespeare (Page 10)

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)

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.

Nesbit, The Children's Shakespeare (Introduction)
Nesbit’s introduction presents a rationale for prose adaptations in the guise of depicting her children’s reproachful bafflement by the difficulty of Shakespeare’s language.