464 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.02 in
April 1, 2000
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0192814966
ISBN - 13: 9780192814968
Table of Contents
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Abbreviations and References
The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
An Excellent Conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Q1)
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About the Author
Jill L. Levenson is at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
From Our Editors
What happens when two young people from two feuding families meet and fall in love? It sets the tone for a play that encompasses love, drama, comedy and tragedy. From the Oxford Shakespeare series comes one of William Shakespeare`s greatest stories, Romeo and Juliet. Told in verse, it follows the lives of two love-struck teenagers caught in a web of forbidden love. Contriving to marry and spend eternity together, Romeo and Juliet`s liaison causes a deadly quarrel between their families ` ultimately ending in the tragic suicides of the young lovers.
`excellent decision to include the whole of the Q1 text as well as Q2'
The Review of English Studies, Vol.52, No.207