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Romeo and Juliet

By: Shakespeare, William Bloom, Harold(Contributions by) Raffel, Burton(Edited by)

Part of the The Annotated Shakespeare series
0300138288 / 9780300138283
Ebook
822.33
16/07/2004
Available
204 grams 223 pages
Quiz No: 202318, Points 10.00, Book Level 12.50,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

Shakespeare’sRomeo and Julietis 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 ofRomeo and Julietisunparalleled 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 thatRomeo and Julietisunmatched in the world’s literature “as a vision of an uncompromising love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity.”

BIC:

2AB English, DDS Shakespeare plays, DSGS Shakespeare studies & criticism

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