Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 in
Published: August 8, 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521618703
ISBN - 13: 9780521618700
About the Book
A new edition of Romeo and Juliet to be acted, explored and enjoyed.
Table of Contents
List of characters; Romeo and Juliet; The story of Romeo and Juliet; Characters; The oppositions of Romeo and Juliet; Why did Romeo and Juliet die?; The language of Romeo and Juliet; Romeo and Juliet in performance; William Shakespeare.
From the Publisher
This new edition of Romeo and Juliet is part of the established Cambridge School Shakespeare series and has been substantially updated with new and revised activities throughout. Remaining faithful to the series'' active approach it treats the play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed. As well as the complete script of Romeo and Juliet, you will find a variety of classroom-tested activities, an eight-page colour section and an enlarged selection of notes including information on characters, performance, history and language.
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