This is an excellent summary of the stories in Shakespeare plays. Well told and with most of the important details included. Thus, after reading this work one can intelligently understand, and even discuss, Shakespeare works although without reference to the marvelous phrasing of the original.
However, there are some caveats to be aware of. The original work was written around the turn of the last century, and thus its sentence structure, vocabulary, and presentation may appear stilted and unusual to some modern readers. Because the book was ostensibly written for children there is a considerable amount of generalization and "glossing over" of the more unpleasant details in the plays, particularly the six tragedies. Motives are assigned to characters that may or may not have been those Shakespeare had in mind. Characters of importance, but not in keeping with the core of the plot, are frequently excluded. For example, in the Lamb's presentation of Hamlet no mention is made of the Norwegian prince Fortinbras who in Shakespeare's play comes to claim the country after the final spate of deaths, and delivers the final lines of the play starting with "Bear Hamlet like a soldier to the stage".
Even recognizing its shortcomings this is a work that captures both the content and tone of Shakespeare plays with most of their detail, and itself makes quite interesting reading, albeit without the outstanding "turn of the phase" that we associate with the Shakespeare originals. A work that is easy to recommend, in spite of its minor shortcomings.