Mary Lamb (1764-1847) was an English writer and poet, best known for her collaboration with her brother Charles Lamb on the book 'Tales from Shakespeare', which is a children's adaptation of Shakespeare's works. She also wrote essays and other works, but her literary contributions were often overshadowed by her brother's fame. Despite suffering from mental illness, which led to a tragic incident in which she killed her mother during a bout of insanity, Mary Lamb was a significant figure in the literary circle of early 19th-century London.
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"Tales from Shakespeare" is a collection of 20 of Shakespeare's plays, condensed into easily digestible stories. The book aims to make Shakespeare's works more accessible to the younger audience, with the retellings maintaining the original plotlines but simplifying the language and including narrative explanations. The stories range from tragedies like "Macbeth" and "Romeo and Juliet" to comedies like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Tempest," offering a comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare's work.