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.