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‘Tales from Shakespeare’ is a nice cheat sheet to The Bard

March 2021
Reading William Shakespeare’s work isn’t easy. He wrote plays in England between the 16th and 17th centuries so his work is all dialogue and contains a lot of words like art, hath, thou and ‘tis.

Still, you’ve got to get to know your Shakespeare, aka The Bard. A good way to get started is by reading the book Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.

The book is sort of a cheat sheet to classics such as “Hamlet,” “King Lear,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth”, “Othelo” and “The Merchant of Venice” - just to name a few.

Tales from Shakespeare is short and easy to read and gives you an all-around knowledge of The Bard’s work. It’s a good starting point.

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