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Romeo And Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Barron's Educational Series | March 1, 2002 | Trade Paperback |

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This lyrical tragedy of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families is one of the world''s most famous love stories. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare''s plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard''s original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern translation that followed, Shakespeare''s plays were popular entertainment for London''s theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today''s New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways--which is why today''s students often find Shakespeare''s idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare''s life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story''s background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play''s historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare''s day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters'' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play''s original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character''s personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers'' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: March 1, 2002

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764120859

ISBN - 13: 9780764120855

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Romeo And Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: March 1, 2002

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764120859

ISBN - 13: 9780764120855

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This lyrical tragedy of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families is one of the world''s most famous love stories. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare''s plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard''s original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern translation that followed, Shakespeare''s plays were popular entertainment for London''s theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today''s New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways--which is why today''s students often find Shakespeare''s idiom difficult to comprehend. Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare''s life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story''s background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play''s historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare''s day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters'' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play''s original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character''s personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers'' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before.

About the Author

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare
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