This book contains Charles Lamb's prose retellings of Shakespeare's most famous plays. The plays include: "The Tempest", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Winter's Tale", "Much Ado About Nothing", "As You Like It", "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", "The Merchant of Venice", "Cymbeline", "King Lear", "Macbeth", "All's Well That Ends Well", "The Taming of the Shrew", "The Comedy of Errors", "Measure for Measure", "Twelfth Night; or, What You Will", "Timon of Athens", "Romeo and Juliet", "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", "Othello", "Pericles", and "Prince of Tyre". This volume is highly recommended for fans of Shakespeare's work, and would make for a fantastic addition to any personal collection. Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834) was an English writer and essayist, best known for his 'Essays of Elia' and this edition, 'Tales from Shakespeare' - which he produced in conjunction with his sister; Mary Lamb. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.