The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Editor Jill L. Levenson

Oxford University Press | May 17, 2008 | Trade Paperback |

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The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers * a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings * on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else * detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play * illustrated with production photographs and related art * full index to introduction and commentary * durable sewn binding for lasting use not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth- century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: May 17, 2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0199535892

ISBN - 13: 9780199535897

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The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Editor Jill L. Levenson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: May 17, 2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0199535892

ISBN - 13: 9780199535897

About the Book

This innovative edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or "bad" quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a "mobile text" which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Introduction Editorial Procedures Abbreviations and References THE MOST EXCELLENT AND LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET An Excellent Conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Q1) Index

From the Publisher

The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers * a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings * on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else * detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play * illustrated with production photographs and related art * full index to introduction and commentary * durable sewn binding for lasting use not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth- century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature, and the world''s pre-eminent dramatist.

Editorial Reviews

`excellent decision to include the whole of the Q1 text as well as Q2'' The Review of English Studies, Vol.52, No.207
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