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Romeo and Juliet

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ISBN-10: 0521532531

ISBN-13: 9780521532532

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: G. Blakemore Evans, A. R. Braunmuller, Brian Gibbons, William Shakespeare, Thomas Moisan

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Professor Evans helps the reader to visualise the stage action of Romeo and Juliet, a vital element in the play's significance and useful to students approaching it for the first time. The history of the play in the theatre is accompanied by illustrations of notable productions from the eighteenth century onwards. A lucid commentary alerts the reader to the difficulties of language, thought and staging. For this updated edition Thomas Moisan has added a new section to the Introduction which takes account of the number of important professional theatre productions and the large output of scholarly criticism on the play which have appeared in recent years. The Reading List has also been…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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,…    

Introduction, with new section on recent developments in criticism and production
Note on the text
List of characters
The play
Supplementary notes
Textual analysis
Appendix: Brooke's Romeus
Reading list