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Romeo and Juliet (New Casebooks)
Synopses & Reviews
This imaginative selection of critical essays provides a range of contemporary approaches from psychoanalytical to cultural materialist and film theory. They demonstrate the fascinating plurality of recent critical approaches, and illuminate important aspects of the play.
Book News Annotation:
This volume presents critical essays on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from contemporary thinkers. Contributions include, for example, Barbara Hodgdon on Baz Lurhmann's film version of the story, Joseph A. Porter on Mercutio's speech acts, and Julia Kristeva on Romeo and Juliet's love-hate relationship. The volume also includes a little-known practice piece written by Bertolt Brecht called The Servants.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
R. S. White is Professor of English, University of Western Australia.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is This Thing Called Love?--R. S. White * 'Death-Marked Love': Desire and Presence in Romeo and Juliet --Lloyd Davis * The Name of the Rose in Romeo and Juliet --Catherine Belsey * Romeo and Juliet: Love-Hatred in the Couple--Julia Kristeva * The Ideology of Romantic Love: The Case of Romeo and Juliet --Dympna C. Callaghan * 'The Murdering Word'--Kiernan Ryan * Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet --Barabara Hodgdon * The Servants--Bertolt Brecht * Romeo and Juliet :The Nurse's Story--Barbara Everett * Eloquence and Liminality: Glossing Mercutio's Speech Acts--Joseph A. Porter * Romeo and Juliet's Open Rs--Jonathan Goldberg
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