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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

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ISBN-10: 0440974836

ISBN-13: 9780440974833

Edition: 1965

Authors: William Shakespeare, Norris Houghton

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The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers.  In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: Romeo And Juliet.  In our own time, Shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play West Side Story.  Though one of these works is set among the nobility of Verona, and the other among immigrant families of New York's West Side, both tell the story of the plight of young star-crossed" lovers. As Norris Houghton writes in his introduction: "What we see is that all four young people strive to consummate the happiness at the threshold on which they stand and which they have…    
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 8/15/1965
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English