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Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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ISBN13: 9780743477116
ISBN10: 0743477111
Condition: Standard
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Each edition includes: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;UL TYPE=DISCandgt; andlt;LIandgt;Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play andlt;LIandgt;Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play andlt;LIandgt;Scene-by-scene plot summaries andlt;LIandgt;A key to famous lines and phrases andlt;LIandgt;An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language andlt;LIandgt;An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play andlt;LIandgt;Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books andlt;/ULandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Synopsis:

In 2002, 31 percent of all copies of Romeo and Juliet sold were the Folger mass market edition. Our closest competitor was the Shakespeare Made Easy edition from Barron's with a 25 percent market share, followed by the Signet edition with a 10 percent share.

Synopsis:

Each edition includes:

  • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
  • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
  • Scene-by-scene plot summaries
  • A key to famous lines and phrases
  • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
  • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
  • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Synopsis:

FOLGER Shakespeare Library: the worlds leading center for Shakespeare studies.

 

Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeares language

• An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare

 

About the Author

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger Shakespeare Library offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and on the editing of the plays.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at King's College and the Graduate School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is the author of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays and was Associate Editor of the annual Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England from 1980 to 1989.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, December 4, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
This version is the best I have found. It really breaks down the original script on the page next to it so it can make it easier for modern readers to understand some of the lines.
Even seasoned Shakespeare reads can appreciate this version and find something new in the play they may have missed before.
If you have a report on this play or you just want to read it, I highly recommend this version.
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nayeli1g, June 2, 2011 (view all comments by nayeli1g)
this version made it easier to understand the play, it had definitions of words and summaries to help you.
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qtvballgurl05, May 31, 2007 (view all comments by qtvballgurl05)
The synopsis is excellent and really helps the reader relate to the difficult grammar and use of old english wording. I loved this book and would definatley recommend it to my friends.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743477116
Editor:
Werstine, Paul
Editor:
Werstine, Paul
Editor:
Werstine, Paul
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Conflict of generations
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
Romeo, Juliet, William Shakespeaker, Tybalt, Mercutio, Capulet, Montegue, star-crossed lovers, tragedy, play
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Folger Shakespeare Library
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations t/o
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
675x1600

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Product details 336 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743477116 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 2002, 31 percent of all copies of Romeo and Juliet sold were the Folger mass market edition. Our closest competitor was the Shakespeare Made Easy edition from Barron's with a 25 percent market share, followed by the Signet edition with a 10 percent share.
"Synopsis" by , Each edition includes:

  • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
  • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
  • Scene-by-scene plot summaries
  • A key to famous lines and phrases
  • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
  • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
  • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

"Synopsis" by , FOLGER Shakespeare Library: the worlds leading center for Shakespeare studies.

 

Each edition includes:

• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

• Scene-by-scene plot summaries

• A key to famous lines and phrases

• An introduction to reading Shakespeares language

• An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare

 

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