Synopses & Reviews
This edition of Romeo and Juliet
is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.
Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed series especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes that are easy to find and crystal clear. Each volume also includes decorative and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, rigorous but accessible commentary, up-to-date reading lists, the addresses of relevant websites, and classroom notes - all to help students to better appreciate the great works of Shakespeare. Now the six most popular books in the series have received a fresh new look.
Authoritative and accessible editions for schools and colleges, offering:
Complete and unabridged text
Clear, concise notes, adjacent to text for easy reference
Detailed explanations of difficult words and passages
Illustrations to enhance understanding
Thorough, updated notes feature:
Social, historical, and literary context
Insights into the play, and its characters and themes
Lively and focused teaching ideas, including drama activities
Suggestions for further reading and resources
Guidance on Shakespeare's language
Biographical and source information
Plot synopsis and commentary
About the Author
, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.