Romeo and Juliet
Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex.
The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.
Romeo and Juliet is the world's most famous drama of tragic young love. Defying the feud which divides their families, Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship, marriage and sexual fulfilment; but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths.
This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism, bawdy comedy, intimate harmony and sudden violence. Long successful in the theatre, it has also generated numerous operas, ballets and films; and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
Reason for Reading: I enjoy retellings of Shakespeare rather than reading the olde english (which I did plenty of at one time.) But honestly, I do not like the story of Romeo & Juliet and simply read ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Philip413 - LibraryThing
Book Summary: This book is about two lovers in the midst of trouble. The problem is that their families are against eachother. The conflict between them goes back for generations. How with Romeo and ... Read full review
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ROMEO AND JULIET
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