- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (7 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141012269
- ISBN-13: 978-0141012261
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.8 x 18.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Romeo and Juliet (Penguin Shakespeare) Mass Market Paperback – 7 Apr 2005
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"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."
About the Author
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright of the 16th and 17 centuries, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the word's pre-eminent dramatist.
Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Adrian Poole is Reader in English & Comparative Literature and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His publications include Shakespeare and the Victorians and Tragedy: Shakespeare and the Greek Example.
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This series of 32 books was part of a relaunch by Penguin in 2005, covering most of the well known and lesser known plays by Mr Will. With this publisher you get "accessible & authorative version" & the most up to date critical interpretations according to Penguin, who are renound for this kind of work so you can rely upon it. They're not that expensive either considering what you're getting (a lot in addition and the name) and they stand out as probably the best all round option.
Outside they have newly designed modern covers, appealing maybe to students (13-20ish) a bit more so which is a good thing as they're hard to engage at the best of times - perhaps not surprisingly if they have nothing geared to interest them specifically. Convey the context of love and family disaproval and it's timeless. It'd be used in either English, Drama or Film (Media) etc. Internally they're clear and split into acts as you'd expect so suitable for general adult readership - even more so for theatre goers? or perhaps for those put off many years earlier themselves.
The technical bit: The three editors have a string of academic/literary/Shakespear qualifications between them. Inside there's the play, a general introduction to Will's life and Elizabethan theatre, and a chronology of Shakespear's works (with sub discussion of the dates issue).Read more ›