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Unsurpassed in its influence on literary love stories, Shakespeare’s immortal play about two young Veronese lovers caught in the crossfire of a family feud and power games is an unfading meditation on desire, duty, loyalty and choice.
Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Shakespeare's immortal drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers, rival dynasties and bloody revenge. Romeo and Juliet is a hymn to youth and the thrill of forbidden love, charged with sexual passion and violence, but also a warning of death: a dazzling combination of bawdy comedy and high tragedy.
Used and Recommended by the National Theatre
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' - Harold Bloom
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Romeo and Juliet is a classic love story, I really enjoyed this book although it does take some time to read if you are not familiar with the language as it was written back in Shakespeares era. But it is worth... More
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But this edition is perfect to introduce teens to Shakespeare.
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