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The Tragedie Of Romeo & Juliet: Applause First Folio Editions

by William Shakespeare
Editor Neil Freeman

Applause | December 17, 1998 | Trade Paperback

The Tragedie Of Romeo & Juliet: Applause First Folio Editions is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
(Applause Books). If there has ever been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be THE APPLAUSE FOLIO TEXTS. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. Prepared and annotated by Neil Freeman, Head, Graduate Directing Program, University of British Columbia.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 in

Published: December 17, 1998

Publisher: Applause

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1557832943

ISBN - 13: 9781557832948

Found in: British and Irish, British and Irish

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite By Shakespeare I know that it's cliché for a woman to be in love with Romeo and Juliet, but I don't care. Even though I wanted to strangle so many characters for being naive, it definately holds a place in my heart. I loved it, loved it, loved it!
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Writer, Great Story William Shakespeare is one of the great playwrights of all time. He is known across the world. Arguably the greatest book he ever wrote was "Romeo and Juliet". This past quarter, my entire freshmen class was required to read this classic play. For most of us, it was the first time we had ever read it. "Romeo and Juliet" is about two, "star-cross'd lovers," named Romeo and Juliet, living in the city of Verona. The city of Verona has one, very long lasting feud between the Montague family, and the Capulet family. This is where the problem comes in. With Romeo being a Montague, and Juliet being a Capulet, their love is forbidden. Romeo is convinced by one of his friends, Mercutio, to sneak into a masquerade party held by the Capulets. Romeo is still depressed about breaking up with a girl named Rosaline (who we never hear from once). He continues to be depressed at the masquerade, until he sees Juliet for the first time. It is love at first sight. The same goes for Juliet. After the masquerade, Romeo goes to see Juliet. In most movies this scene takes place with Juliet on a balcony, but the play never mentions anything of a balcony. Romeo and Juliet have a romantic talk with each other. The next day, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the two. This is where the play really takes off. One event after the other occurs that twists the plot. All these events lead up to one of the most well known ending of any play in history. Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is a very well written play. Although the Elizabethan style of writing is difficult to understand, it fits the play fantastically. Some people might think that the plot is not that special and could have been thought up by anyone. That is true in some aspects. Now that we look back on "Romeo and Juliet" and then see all the other love stories written in the past three hundred years, we take this play for granted. The plot is not the most interesting of all time, but I enjoyed it very much. The bottom line of this book is that Shakespeare was able to write a very interesting tragedy, which is what he was trying to do from the beginning. Shakespeare is able to create a plot where everything that occurs, happens for a reason, ending in a very sad, tragic ending. I enjoyed this book very much, and I think any reader will like it also.
Date published: 2009-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Real Love? Everyone thinks that this is the most romantic story ever, but honestly it is not. Juliet is a very gothic character, not knowing what to do with her life. And like all teens, has a secret need to be disobedient to her parents. Romeo is a love sick teenager, who is intrigued by Juliet. Yes, I must admit this play is amazing. Yet, it is not as good as other Shakespeare plays like: Macbeth, Hamlet, and Othello.
Date published: 2006-08-03

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The Tragedie Of Romeo & Juliet: Applause First Folio Editions

by William Shakespeare
Editor Neil Freeman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.71 in

Published: December 17, 1998

Publisher: Applause

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1557832943

ISBN - 13: 9781557832948

From the Publisher

(Applause Books). If there has ever been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be THE APPLAUSE FOLIO TEXTS. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. Prepared and annotated by Neil Freeman, Head, Graduate Directing Program, University of British Columbia.

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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From Our Editors

Looking at the Folio text edition of Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet is like seeing the play in a whole new light. Actors, directors and scholars are heralding the return of the Folio which brings the reader closer to the real Shakespeare by revealing his work in all of its original splendour. Available for the first time in modern reading fonts, The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet can now be appreciated in its raw form, with the influences and interpretations of more than 400 years removed. The Folio text of this play, as well as much of Shakespeare's portfolio, has been painstakingly prepared and annotated by scholar Neil Freeman.
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