Romeo And Juliet: Third Series

Hardcover | July 15, 2012

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorRené Weis

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This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play.

The richly illustrated introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. Rene Weis discusses the plays's critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's seminal film Romeo + Juliet. An authoritative edition from a leading scholar giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play.

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This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. The richly illustra...

Rene Weis is Professor of English at University College London and a distinguished editor and biographer of Shakespeare.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:454 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Bloomsbury AcademicLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1903436907

ISBN - 13:9781903436905

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Rene Weis's Romeo and Juliet lives up to the high standards of the Arden Shakespeare, with an extensive introduction, expansive editorial glosses, and even a facsimile reproduction of Q1 in an appendix. - Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr., Rice University - Studies in English Literature, Vol. 53, No. 2