William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - 225 pages
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Shakespeare's tragedy about two star-crossed lovers from warring families has stirred audiences and readers alike and inspired other artists for generations with its timeless themes of love and loss. This invaluable new study guide examines one of Shakespeare's greatest plays through a selection of the finest contemporary criticism.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
On Shakespeares Informal Language
5
A Thing Like Death
29
Shakespeare and Catholicism
55
Romeos Deathmarkt Imagination
79
Wherefore Art Thou Tereu?
91
Spectator Stage and Actor
121
Toward a Shakespearean Memory Theater
147
Wouldst thou withdraw loves faithful vow?
169
Motion and Mercurio in Romeo and Juliet
185
Chronology
199
Contributors
201
Bibliography
203
Acknowledgments
207
Index
209
Copyright

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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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