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White, Three Children and Shakespeare (Endpapers)

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

White, Three Children and Shakespeare (Page 266)

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.

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Preface)

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)

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)

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 the…

Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Preface)

Preface: Cibber’s Preface discusses his method of distinguishing his work from Shakespeare’s, allowing us to see the mix of writers at a glance.
Page 1: The first act of Cibber’s adaptation concerns Henry VI – already murdered in Shakespeare’s…

Ravenscroft, Titus Andronicus, or The Rape of Lavinia (Pages 10-11, 34-35)

Page 10: Ravenscroft’s greater focus on Aaron the Moor reveals how compelling Shakespeare’s villain remained. Here, Tamora showily presents Aaron for Saturninus’s approval
Page 11: Aaron discusses the invisibility of his blushes. Later in the play,…

Ravenscroft, Titus Andronicus, or The Rape of Lavinia (Title and Cast)

Title Page
Cast of Characters: Ravenscroft’s play separates characters by national and ethnic affiliation.

Tate, The History of King Lear (Pages 66-67)

Pages 66-67: Tate’s Lear ends with Lear and Gloucester alive and reconciled to their children, and Edgar and Cordelia jointly placed on English throne by Lear.

Tate, The History of King Lear (Page 63)

Page 63: In Tate’s version, Lear turns action hero, seizing a weapon from the guards and successfully fighting them off until Edgar and Albany rescue him and Cordelia.