96 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.31 in
April 1, 1999
Barron's Educational Series
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0764108328
ISBN - 13: 9780764108327
About the Book
TheLiterature Made Easy Series is more than just plot summaries. Each book describes a classic novel and drama by explaining themes, elaborating on characters, and discussing each author's unique literary style, use of language, and point of view. Extensive illustrations and imaginative, enlightening use of graphics help to make each book in this series livelier, easier, and more fun to use than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details that students need to understand about a given work. Appropriate for middle and high school students.
From the Publisher
If you're looking for an explanation of Romeo and Juliet's themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of William Shakespeare's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics to make this timeless classic clearer, livelier, and more easily understood than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details about Romeo and Juliet that students need to understand. Appropriate for middle and high school students.
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
From Our Editors
This entry in the Literature Made Easy series analyses one of William Shakespeare’s most romantic but catastrophic plays. Romeo and Juliet, the first of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, is the classic tale of two young star-crossed lovers who both die untimely deaths because of their feuding families. This study guide provides an in-depth analysis of main themes and characters of the play, along with insights into the Bard’s literary style, use of language and personal viewpoint. More than just a simple plot summary, this book uses illustrations and graphics to outline the key elements of the work. In a special feature unique to this series, a ‘Mind Map’ diagram shows the relationship between the important themes and details of the novel.