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Romeo And Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Editor Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate

Random House Publishing Group | August 25, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Romeo And Juliet is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
In a society dominated by religion and bound by ties of strict family loyalty, two teenagers are trapped by their secret love. As a dangerous vendetta spills onto the streets, the young lovers are forced to risk all to be together in Shakespeare’s fast-paced tragedy of thwarted love.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 0.6 in

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812969219

ISBN - 13: 9780812969214

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from RSC Edition is the Best I'll assume most know the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo & Juliet ~ My recommendation is for the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) editions of the plays. I bought my first RSC edition in Stratford England having just seen Merchant of Venice. I truly appreciated the effort put forth in accurately presenting the play. Great additional information to enhance the reading and understanding of the play as well as the times when written. All put together with some vintage photos in a great binding. Highly recommended edition- RSC.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romeo and Juliet: In Everyday English by Coles Not Finally understand what shakespeare is saying!
Date published: 2005-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WASAIII??? This ain' t bad Coles Editorial Board has found written something unique to William Shakespeares "Romeo and Juliet". Perhaps as a modern society our understanding of Shakeperare seems rare. This book has turned Shakespeares classic story into an understandable drama. Good.
Date published: 2000-03-03

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Romeo And Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Editor Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 0.6 in

Published: August 25, 2009

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812969219

ISBN - 13: 9780812969214

About the Book

A continuation of the major series of individual Shakespeare plays from the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from "William Shakespeare: Complete Works"-the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than 300 years-this remarkable series of individual plays combines Jonathan Bate's insightful critical analysis with Eric Rasmussen's textual expertise.

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Act One SCENE ONE Verona. A Public Place. Enter Sampson and Gregory, armed with swords and bucklers sampson. Gregory, o’ my word, we ’ll not carry coals. gregory. No, for then we should be colliers. sampson. I mean, an we be in choler, we ’ll draw. gregory. Ay, while you live, draw your neck out o’ the collar. sampson. I strike quickly, being moved. gregory. But thou art not quickly moved to strike. sampson. A dog of the house of Montague moves me. gregory. To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand; therefore, if thou art moved, thou runnest away. sampson. A dog of that house shall move me to stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s. gregory. That shows thee a weak slave; for the weakest goes to the wall. sampson. ’Tis true; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push Montague’s men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall. gregory. The quarrel is between our masters and us their men. sampson. ’Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when I have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the maids; I will cut off their heads. gregory. The heads of the maids? sampson. Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maiden-heads; take it in what sense thou wilt. gregory. They must take it in sense that feel it. sampson. Me they shall feel while I am able to stand; and ’tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh. gregory. ’Tis well thou art not f
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In a society dominated by religion and bound by ties of strict family loyalty, two teenagers are trapped by their secret love. As a dangerous vendetta spills onto the streets, the young lovers are forced to risk all to be together in Shakespeare’s fast-paced tragedy of thwarted love.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

From the Jacket

Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:

“A feast of literary and historical information.”
-The Wall Street Journal

About the Author

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) is today''s most widely known and loved playwright.

THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (RSC) is a world-renowned ensemble theater company in Stratford and London dedicated to bringing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries to a modern audience.

JONATHAN BATE is a professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, Bate''s books on Shakespeare include Soul of the Age.

ERIC RASMUSSEN, professor of English at the University of Nevada, is one of today''s leading textual experts on Shakespeare.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:

“A feast of literary and historical information.”
-The Wall Street Journal
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