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Romeo and Juliet (New ed.)

By: Shakespeare, William Watts, Cedric(Introduction and notes by) Watts, Cedric(Edited by) Carabine, Keith(Series edited by)

Part of the Wordsworth classics' Shakespeare series series
1848703767 / 9781848703766
Ebook
822.33
05/11/2000
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165 pages

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex.

The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.

Romeo and Juliet is the world's most famous drama of tragic young love. Defying the feud which divides their families, Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship, marriage and sexual fulfilment; but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths.

This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism, bawdy comedy, intimate harmony and sudden violence. Long successful in the theatre, it has also generated numerous operas, ballets and films; and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical.

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