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Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love

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The enduring legend of Shakespeares pair of star-crossed lovers draws millions of visitors to Verona, Italy, each year. But that is just part of the story. Every day, letters, frequently addressed simply, “Juliet, Verona,” arrive in the city. They come by the truckload, in almost every language imaginable, written by romantics seeking Juliets counsel. Most of the missives talk of love, of course —love found and love lost, love sought and love remembered. And, amazingly, not one letter goes unanswered.

Letters to Juliet tells the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been writing responses for more than seven decades —volunteers who first acted privately, and who are now sanctioned by the city of Verona as part of the Juliet Club . Featuring more than seventy-five heartfelt letters, this poetic book retraces the history behind Shakespeares tale and tours the monuments that have fueled the world's enchantment with Juliet and her Romeo.

About the Author

Lise Friedman, a former dancer with Merce Cunningham, was the editor of the quarterly Dance Ink and is the author of First Lessons in Ballet, Break a Leg!: The Kid's Guide to Acting and Stagecraft, and STC's Alvin Ailey Dance Moves!: A New Way to Exercise. She lives in New York City.

Ceil Friedman is a freelance art historian and translator who writes extensively about contemporary art. She lives in Verrona, where she has collaborated for several years with the Verona City Museums and other institutions in Italy.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, December 4, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
This is a really interesting book. It's very different the movie, this book explains more about who the secretaries of Juliet are, the home of Juliet and the history behind the letters.

I found it really sweet that every letter in the past 80+ years that has been written to "Juliet" has received an answer. This book really shows how powerful love is and how much of a positive force in the world love really can be.

The sectaries receive thousands and thousands of letters each year. I'd love to go to Verona and write my own letter to Juliet.

Pick up this book and learn for yourself just how powerful love and the love of Romeo and Juliet really is.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781584799122
Author:
Friedman, Lise
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Author:
Friedman, Ceil
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 color and 10 black-and-white illustra
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 7 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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