Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorDr. Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

Paperback | August 2, 2011

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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.

In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers.

The authoritative edition of Romeo and Juliet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:

-Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases
-An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
-An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading

Essay by Gail Kern Paster

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
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 Gra...
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Title:Romeo and JulietFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:August 2, 2011Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1451621701

ISBN - 13:9781451621709

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Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from no thanks Shallow, overrated and filled with over-simple, annoying characters, there wasn't much, if anything, that I enjoyed about this play.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great I found as a work or writing this wasn't very good, the whole thing just seemed shallow and underdeveloped and caused many frustrations. Shakespeare's other works are much better and should be seen as performances
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from worth a read Despite this being so famous, the aspect that Shakespeare didn't originally come up with the theme of star-crossed lovers dampened it for me but the read was overall decent. I think this would be much more preferable as a play as it was intended
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book The very best I read, so far I love to read Shakespeare
Date published: 2017-03-03