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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Author: Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780451526861
ISBN 10: 451526864
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1998
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
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One of Shakespeare's most popular and accessible plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and the unhappy fate them as a long bitter feud between families. The play contains some of Shakespeare's most beautiful and lyrical love poetry and is perhaps the finest celebration of the joys of young love ever written.

Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare

  • An extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series, Sylvan Barnet
  • A special introduction to the play by the editor, J. A. Bryant, Jr., University of Kentucky
  • Source from which Shakespeare derived Romeo and Juliet—Arthur Brooke's The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet
  • Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Michael Goldman, Susan Snyder, Marianne Novy
  • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Romeo and Juliet, then and now
  • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable type
  • Up-to-date list of recommended readings