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Romeo and Juliet - The Annotated Shakespeare (Paperback)
  • Romeo and Juliet - The Annotated Shakespeare (Paperback)

Romeo and Juliet - The Annotated Shakespeare (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/07/2004
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most read and beloved of all stage works. Now the most extensively annotated version of the play to date makes it completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. The new edition is a rich resource for students, teachers, and the general reader. Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of Romeo and Juliet is unparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound linguistic principles. In his introduction, Raffel provides historical and social contexts that increase the reader's understanding of the play. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom argues that Romeo and Juliet is unmatched in the world's literature "as a vision of an uncompromising love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity."

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300104530

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“Great story”

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

Paperback edition
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“Romeo and Juliet”

A truly wonderful edition capturing the true magic of this epic love story. It includes interviews with David Tennant and Richard Attenborough and really interesting detail on specific productions. This has to be the... More

Paperback edition
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