Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Preface)

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Title

Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Preface)

Description

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 translating adult stories into terms a “young mind” may understand. These tales, they write, are particularly designed for girls, who are not often allowed to read Shakespeare’s “manly book.”
Page 6: The preface ends with the strongest possible moral claims made on behalf of Shakespeare’s “true Plays” as strengthening all virtues and inhibiting “all selfish and mercenary thoughts."

Creator

Mary Lamb
Charles Lamb

Source

University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR

Publisher

E.P. Dutton

Date

1901

Rights

Public Domain Mark 1.0. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.

Language

en

Coverage

New York, New York

Citation

Mary Lamb Charles Lamb, “Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Preface),” accessed October 18, 2019, https://timespencil.org/items/show/77.