Romeo and Juliet

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Drama - 141 pages
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As well as the complete and unabridged text, each play in this series has an extensive range of student's notes. These include 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. For this new edition, the text of the play, the notes, and the introductory matter have all been revised so as to make them clearer and more accessible. In addition, the entire text of the book has been redesigned and reset to make it easier to read. The illustrations have been completely redrawn, photographs of recent stage production have been included and there is a new, attractive cover design.
  

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A bit difficult to understand, but NOT worth it.

User Review  - l.in.h. - Borders

I read this book back in eighth grade and it was horrible. The ending was completely, in my opinion, unrealistic. The girl is only 13 yet she thinks she's fallen in love. The story is clearly based on emotions and has not reached the level of a true relationship. Read full review

its . . . shakespeare

User Review  - Ashley55 - Borders

i found this book to be a great book to read. in the beginning, there was a different, modern version that retold the story, then the original story by shakespeare followed. the first story helped me ... Read full review

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Contents

Romeo and Juliet
1
Extracts from Romeus and Juliet
123
Classwork and Examinations
126
Character Study
127
Activities
128
Context Questions
130
Critical Appreciation
132
Projects
133
Background
134
Education
135
Theatre
136
Selected Further Reading
139
William Shakespeare 15641616
140
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Roma Gill, 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.

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