Synopses & Reviews
This major new edition of Shakespeares greatest tragedy of love argues that the play is ultimately Juliets. Its richly illustrated introduction looks at the plays exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its center. Rene Weis also discusses the plays critical, stage, and film history, including West Side Story
and Baz Lurhmanns seminal film adaptation.
This authoritative edition from a leading scholar gives the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever-popular play.
Like every Arden edition, it includes expertly edited play text and on-page commentary notes discussing issues of staging, theme, meaning, and Shakespeares use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play.
About the Author
René Weis is a professor of English at University College London and a distinguished editor and biographer of Shakespeare.