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Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet
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This lyrical tragedy of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families is one of the world's most famous love stories. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases... show more
This lyrical tragedy of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families is one of the world's most famous love stories. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern "translation" on the facing page. Starting in the late 1580s and for several decades that followed, Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways—which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear asa cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780764120855 (0764120859)
ASIN: 764120859
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Pages no: 304
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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