CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Wiley, May 18, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 128 pages
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, you explore Shakespeare's greatest tragedy — the heartbreaking love story of Romeo and Juliet amid the conflict between their two feuding families, the Montagues and the Capulets.

This study guide carefully walks you through every twist and turn of Shakespeare's classic by providing chapter summaries and critical analyses of each act and scene of the play. You'll also explore the life and background of the "Bard" himself — William Shakespeare. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • The history of the play's development, as well as its first performance
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

I find this a valuable guide to have around as I grade essays on by students. These days, the internet is a more useful tool for searching for plagiarism but good old cliffs notes are still useful. As ... Read full review

Review: Romeo and Juliet (Cliffs Notes)

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

Read the play, then the notes. Annaliese Connolly presents many themes as backed up by imagery and lines and that recur during the play that I missed. I recommend this even for the experienced reader who HAS read the play. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Annaliese Connolly is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Renaissance drama.

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