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Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently... show more
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original. Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781505259568 (1505259568)
ASIN: 1505259568
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 92
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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