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Publisher Comments:

"The permanent popularity, now of mythic intensity, of Romeo and Juliet is more than justified," writes eminent scholar Harold Bloom, "since the play is the largest and most persuasive celebration of romantic love in Western literature."

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) based his early romantic tragedy on Arthur Brooke's 1562 poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet. Shakespeare's resulting masterpiece, in turn, has inspired countless retellings around the world in mediums that include literature, dance, stage, and screen.

"It is Shakespear all over, and Shakespear when he was young," declares William Hazlitt (1778-1830), acclaimed British essayist and critic, in his exuberant Introduction to this Modern Library edition.

"Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventur

Synopsis:

Shakespeare's tragedic tale of star-crossed lovers and feuding families is accompanied by a scene-by-scene analysis, commentary on past and current productions, and an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career.

Synopsis:

In a society dominated by religion and bound by ties of strict family loyalty, two teenagers are trapped by their secret love. As a dangerous vendetta spills onto the streets, the young lovers are forced to risk all to be together in Shakespeare's fast-paced tragedy of thwarted love.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today's most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and

About the Author

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) is today's most widely known and loved playwright.

THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (RSC) is a world-renowned ensemble theater company in Stratford and London dedicated to bringing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries to a modern audience.

JONATHAN BATE is a professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, Bate's books on Shakespeare include Soul of the Age.

ERIC RASMUSSEN, professor of English at the University of Nevada, is one of today's leading textual experts on Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588368416
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Drama : General
Editor:
Rasmussen, Eric
Editor:
Bate, Jonathan
Edited by:
Jonathan Bate
Author:
scene-by-scene analysis
Author:
William, Shakespeare
Author:
Rasmussen, Eric
Author:
Bate, Jonathan
Author:
key facts about the work
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Jonathan Bate
Author:
a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Law : Essays
Subject:
Drama : Shakespeare
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Works
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090825
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240

Related Subjects

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Product details 240 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9781588368416 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shakespeare's tragedic tale of star-crossed lovers and feuding families is accompanied by a scene-by-scene analysis, commentary on past and current productions, and an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career.
"Synopsis" by , In a society dominated by religion and bound by ties of strict family loyalty, two teenagers are trapped by their secret love. As a dangerous vendetta spills onto the streets, the young lovers are forced to risk all to be together in Shakespeare's fast-paced tragedy of thwarted love.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today's most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and

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