Romeo and Juliet

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Nick Hern Books, 2016 - Conflict of generations - 97 pages

Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.

It was performed as part of the Plays at the Garrick Season in 2016, starring Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, Meera Syal as the Nurse, and Lily James and Richard Madden as the star-crossed lovers.

This official tie-in edition features the version of Shakespeare's text as edited by Kenneth Branagh, as well as an introduction to the play, interviews with Jacobi, Syal, Madden and James, and original design sketches by Christopher Oram.

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User Review  - ChristinPina - LibraryThing

Summary: In Verona there was two enemies known as the Capulets and the Montague who were always fighting. When Romeo had over heard from a Capulet in the market about a party, he and his cousin decide ... Read full review

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User Review  - hitomik - LibraryThing

Romeo and Juliet is a famous love story which is full of sorrow. Though this story made me sad, I enjoyed reading it and was sometimes moved by strong love. This is a short version of the original story, but now I want to read the whole story. Read full review

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About the author (2016)

KENNETH BRANAGH is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He has directed and starred in several Shakespeare films including, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, as well as directing Hollywood blockbusters such as Thor and Cinderella. His stage work includes appearances with the RSC and the National Theatre, and his performances in the West End include the lead roles in Ivanov and Look Back in Anger. He also directed the smash-hit comedy The Play What I Wrote in the West End and on Broadway. In 2012 he received a knighthood for services to British film and theatre.

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