The tragedies of Shakespeare make for great, powerful tales. But that is not all. They are the stories of individuals who have dreamed greatly, dared greatly, and suffered greatly. Shakespeare’s tragic heroes are, it has been said, instruments as well as victims of the divine lightning, and they connect us momentarily to the unfathomable powers of creation and destruction that lie at the very root of existence.
This second volume of Shakespeare Tales contains the tragedies as retold in prose by Charles and Mary Lamb. Each tale is prefaced by a fresh and insightful introduction by Andrew Lynn.