More Tales from ShakespeareАдаптированая книга для чтения 5 уровень The stories in this collection are taken from plays written at different times in Shakespeare's professional life. The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy of character, and one of the first plays that Shakespeare wrote. The Winter's Tale was almost his last play. It is called a comedy because the ending is happy, but the characters go through much pain and sorrow before that ending is reached. These two stories were written by Mary Lamb. The other stories were written by Charles, and are examples of Shakespeare's finest tragedies. Romeo and Juliet is an early play showing how the joys of young love are destroyed by the hatred of others. Hamlet, a terrible tale of revenge, is probably Shakespeare's most famous play. It is jealousy that leads to tragedy in Othello, while King Lear shows the shocking effects of an old man's bad judgement. This book introduces the reader to some of the most famous characters from Shakespeare's most powerful plays.