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Romeo and Juliet (Signet Classic Shakespeare)

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ISBN13: 9780451526861
ISBN10: 0451526864
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Joining Bruce Coville's earlier prose adaptations of Shakespeare's plays is this picture book treatment of the Bard's most popular work ever. The tender story of the young star-crossed lovers from warring families, Romeo and Juliet has moved audiences to tears for four hundred years. And Coville tells it in a way that will surely whet the appetite of young audiences, who will then find even greater enjoyment in the original. As with his earlier adaptations, Coville expertly combines his own dramatic language with key lines from the play. Dennis Nolan, who illustrated Coville's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, contributes stunning paintings, including a gatefold of the famous balcony scene. In addition to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which Publishers Weekly called "A first rate entree to the Bard," Coville also retold The Tempest and Macbeth. Of the latter, School Library Journal said, "Coville's muscular sentences, full of dramatic word choices, make this a good read-aloud." Both Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream were honored as ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults.

Synopsis:

Newly revised, here is Shakepeare's dramatic play about two stars-crossed lovers, "Romeo & Juliet." It features a new Introduction by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, an updated bibliography, suggested references, and stage and film history.

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Our Signet Classic Shakespeare Series was extensively revised in 1998. We offer the best of everything — unforgettable works edited by eminent Shakespeare scholars, comprehensive notes on the text, an essay on Shakespeare's life and times, source material, critical commentaries, extensive bibliographies, and footnotes. And there's more
-- Grow with the times by including both historical and thoroughly contemporary critical commentary on such issues as feminist, political, and theatrical interpretations of the plays — with recent full-length essays by such respected scholars as Frank Kermode, Carolyn Heilbrun, Michael Goldman, Linda Bamber, and many others.
-- Provide more bibliographic listings and more up-to-date and relevant listings of pertinent books and articles in the Suggested Reference Section than the competition offers.
-- Feature essays on the Performance or Stage History of each play, written by Sylvan Barnet.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-224)

Table of Contents

Samuel Johnson: From The Plays of William Shakespeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: From The Lectures of 1811-1812, Lecture VII

H. B. Charlton: From Shakespearian Tragedy

Michael Goldman: ?Romeo and Juliet?: The Meaning of Theatrical Experience

Susan Snyder: Beyond Comedy: ?Romeo and Juliet?

Sylvan Barnet: ?Romeo and Juliet? on the Stage and Screen

NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:

Marianne Novy: Violence, Love, and Gender in ?Romeo and Juliet?

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elisa_hernandez1, February 21, 2013 (view all comments by elisa_hernandez1)
very good ! a pleasurable read not disappointing at all i love it love it love it !!! extatic i really felt the love the hurt the obrasive ways amazing book truly wonderful i highly recommend it to everyonne especiallly high school teachers great essays will be made <3
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451526861
Editor:
Bryant, J. A.
Other:
Bryant, J. A.
Editor:
Bryant, J. A.
Author:
Shakespeare
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Bryant, Joseph
Author:
William
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Family - Italy - Verona
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Shakespeare, Signet Classic
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.85x4.18x.70 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Signet Book - English 9780451526861 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Newly revised, here is Shakepeare's dramatic play about two stars-crossed lovers, "Romeo & Juliet." It features a new Introduction by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, an updated bibliography, suggested references, and stage and film history.
"Synopsis" by , Our Signet Classic Shakespeare Series was extensively revised in 1998. We offer the best of everything — unforgettable works edited by eminent Shakespeare scholars, comprehensive notes on the text, an essay on Shakespeare's life and times, source material, critical commentaries, extensive bibliographies, and footnotes. And there's more
-- Grow with the times by including both historical and thoroughly contemporary critical commentary on such issues as feminist, political, and theatrical interpretations of the plays — with recent full-length essays by such respected scholars as Frank Kermode, Carolyn Heilbrun, Michael Goldman, Linda Bamber, and many others.
-- Provide more bibliographic listings and more up-to-date and relevant listings of pertinent books and articles in the Suggested Reference Section than the competition offers.
-- Feature essays on the Performance or Stage History of each play, written by Sylvan Barnet.
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