An Excellent conceited tragedie of Romeo and Juliet

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Prentice Hall, 1995 - Drama - 128 pages
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The original text of Romeo and Juliet differs strikingly from the play we know today. The first edition - or First Quarto - published in 1597 has a more fluid progression, some entirely different speeches, and a speedier climax. In addition, there are hundreds of smaller variants. The availability of this text thus increases the range of interpretations open to actors, directors, critics and students.

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. We're pretty sure he would think this version of his play is awesome.

Cedric Watts is an authority on Joseph Conrad and the author of numerous books and articles on Conrad including Joseph Conrad: A Literary Life (1989), A Preface to Conrad (2nd edition 1993), and Joseph Conrad (1994).