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The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet (Folio Texts)

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If there has ever been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be THE APPLAUSE FOLIO TEXTS. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. Prepared and annotated by Neil Freeman, Head, Graduate Directing Program, University of British Columbia.

Synopsis:

The First Folio of 1623 was prepared for print by two members of Shakespeare's acting troupe — John Hemings and Henry Condell — which included comic actor Will Kemp and the great tragedian Richard Burbage. In a fascinating and detailed introduction, Freeman points out that because Shakespeare and his colleagues wrote from a rhetorical tradition — a society where the emphasis was on the spoken word — he wrote with an eye to how he wanted his plays performed, giving as much direction as possible to his actors. Freeman looks at what is known of the printing of that First Folio and analyzes the variations between the First Folio, later Folios, Quarto editions (where available) and modern editions of the plays. He examines the "corrections" made by editors over the centuries that have shaped the way we perceive Shakespeare today — from the regularization of verse, to the changes from prose to verse (and vice versa) and the standardization of character prefixes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557832948
Prepared:
Freeman, Neil
Annotations:
Freeman, Neil
Prepared by:
Freeman, Neil
Prepared:
Freeman, Neil
Editor:
Freeman, Neil
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Annotations:
Freeman, Neil
Author:
Freeman, Neil
Publisher:
Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Romeo and juliet
Subject:
Vendetta
Subject:
Youth -- Italy -- Verona -- Drama.
Subject:
Conflict of generations
Subject:
Romeo (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Copyright:
Series:
Folio Texts
Series Volume:
104-742
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
9.26x6.04x.64 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The First Folio of 1623 was prepared for print by two members of Shakespeare's acting troupe — John Hemings and Henry Condell — which included comic actor Will Kemp and the great tragedian Richard Burbage. In a fascinating and detailed introduction, Freeman points out that because Shakespeare and his colleagues wrote from a rhetorical tradition — a society where the emphasis was on the spoken word — he wrote with an eye to how he wanted his plays performed, giving as much direction as possible to his actors. Freeman looks at what is known of the printing of that First Folio and analyzes the variations between the First Folio, later Folios, Quarto editions (where available) and modern editions of the plays. He examines the "corrections" made by editors over the centuries that have shaped the way we perceive Shakespeare today — from the regularization of verse, to the changes from prose to verse (and vice versa) and the standardization of character prefixes.
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