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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 sly…

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 the…

Nesbit, The Children's Shakespeare (Introduction)

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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.

Lamb: Tales from Shakespeare [1923] (Title Page)

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The Petershams depict toddler Miranda enjoying stylized waves and Prospero holding her carefully (click twice for maximum detail). Their dynamic design and color give life and feeling to an episode only described second-hand in the play.

Lamb: Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Cover)

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The cover of this 1901 edition of the Lambs’ edition features Walter Paget’s beautiful illustrations, appealing to children.