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Romeo and Juliet - Jill L. Levenson, William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet
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This innovative edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or "bad" quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a "mobile text" which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to... show more
This innovative edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or "bad" quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a "mobile text" which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199535897 (0199535892)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 450
Edition language: English
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Calyre
Calyre rated it
Benvolio- Laisse-moi te guider. Oublie de penser à elle.Roméo- Bon, apprends-moi comment on oublie de penser.
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
2.5 Romeo und Julia
Teenagers, who are exarggeratedly in love, and I apparently don´t get along very well. Romeo is the most whiny dramaqueen of a teenage boy that has ever roamed the pages of a book and Julia is a pushover, who comes up with a stupid plan instead of talking to her parents. I´m not even going to pret...
Avery B Goodman - Author
Avery B Goodman - Author rated it
5.0 Romeo and Juliet
What can I say that hasn't been said? Just about the most classic of any classic tale. Superb, like all Shakespeare plays.
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.5 Romeo is a girl
Yesterday, I watched Romeo and Juliet, staged by our local theatrical college, Studio 58. The kids get their BAs when they graduate the 3-year program, so it’s a serious theatrical institution, one of the best in Canada. I can’t really write a review here. I wrote it for my newspaper, and until they...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Romeo and Juliet
This was an excellent play and I would highly recommend to those out there who feel intimidated by Shakespeare. I think Romeo and Juliet is a great introduction to his style and it is fairly easy to understand and translate certain words or phrases. Set in Verona, this play follows the Capulet and ...
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