Coming of age in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies|
Can love overcome the tradition of violence between two feuding families? Teenagers Romeo and Juliet attempt to beat the odds, overcoming prejudices and expectations that their parents and relatives cannot. William Shakespeare's play has resonated with audiences for centuries because it explores the messy confusion of growing up in a violent world. This compelling volume presents readers with a sketch of Shakespeare's youth and young adulthood; a series of essays exploring the theme of coming of age as it relates to Romeo and Juliet; and modern perspectives on love and adolescence in the twenty-first century, including discussion of topics such as suicide and violence among teens.
|Series||Social issues in literature.|
-- Romeo and Juliet.
Maturation (Psychology) in literature.
Adolescence in literature.
Teenagers in literature.
Youth in literature.
Parent and child in literature.
Adolescence -- History.
Teenagers -- Social conditions.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2009
Johnson, Vernon E.
(Vernon Elso), 1921-
160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (150-153) and index.