Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Written by:
Edited by: J.A. Bryant, Jr.

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$4.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451526861
  • 304 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare’s timeless story of star-crossed lovers.

One of the Bard’s most popular plays, Romeo and Juliet is both the quintessential account of young love and the cautionary tale of the tragedy that can occur when the foces of passion and pride are at odds, 

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, J. A. Bryant, Jr.
• The source from which Shakespeare derived Romeo and Juliet, Arthur Brooke’s The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet
• Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Michael Goldman, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more…
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Written by: William Shakespeare, Edited by: J.A. Bryant, Jr.

Praise

"We can more easily decide between Shakespear and any other author, than between him and himself. Shall we quote any more passages to shew his genius or the beauty of Romeo and Juliet? At that rate, we might quote the whole."

Table of Contents

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare – Edited by J. A. Bryant, Jr. Samuel Johnson: From The Plays of William Shakespeare
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: From The Lectures of 1811-1812, Lecture VII
H. B. Charlton: From Shakespearian Tragedy
Michael Goldman: ?Romeo and Juliet?: The Meaning of Theatrical Experience
Susan Snyder: Beyond Comedy: ?Romeo and Juliet?
Sylvan Barnet: ?Romeo and Juliet? on the Stage and Screen

NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Marianne Novy: Violence, Love, and Gender in ?Romeo and Juliet?

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