This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love
argues that the play is ultimately Juliet's. It's richly
illustrated introduction looks at the play's exceptionally
beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet
as being at its center. Rene Weis also discusses the play's
critical, stage, and film history, including "West Side Story" and
Baz Lurhmann's seminal film adaptation." "This authoritative
edition from a leading scholar gives the reader a penetrating and
wide-ranging insight into this ever-popular play.
Like every Arden edition, it includes expertly edited play text
and on-page commentary notes discussing issues of staging, theme,
meaning, and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader
deep and engaging insights into the play.