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Romeo and Juliet

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 822.33 U3
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  822.33 U3
 
 
Summary
SIGNATURE SHAKESPEARE SERIES Featuring remarkable laser-cut paper designs throughout, this new series offers stunning presentations of Shakespeare's plays, complete with scholarship, commentary, notes, and illustrated essays about Shakespeare's language and performances of the play. It's a keepsake package worthy of the greatest, and most loved, playwright in the English language . nbsp; Each volume in the Signature Shakespeare series includes:
-nbsp;Illustration: Original paper-cuts, in the form of laser tip-ins and scans, beautifully illustrate each play. Paintings and photographs add depth to front and back matter.
-nbsp;Scholarship: Premier scholars introduce each play with contemporary scholarship. An essay on editing the text provides an in-depth look at the quartos and folios used in the edition.
-nbsp;Context: Essays on Shakespeare's England, language, and life, along with essays on performing Shakespeare and significant performances, frame the play in both historical and theatrical context for readers. A look at the lasting influence of the play on music, art, film, and dance creates an interdisciplinary framework with which to approach the play.
-nbsp;Notes: Through one-word margin definitions, facing-page glosses, and longer end notes after each play, the series' approach to notes pulls readers away from the text fewer times while providing them with more information and comprehensive analysis.
-nbsp;Further Reading - An annotated bibliography of titles, hand-selected by the introduction author, takes readers beyond the edition for further reading. nbsp; Romeo and Juliet- -Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers who "Do with their death bury their parents' strife"--is one of the first two works in the Signature Shakespeare series. It includes contextualizing essays and timelines by scholar Mario DiGangi, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The whole of the classic romantic tragedy is presented here in sequential art format, with two additional degrees of abridgement (Plain Text and Quick Text) also available, each featuring identical artwork. Readers frustrated by the subtleties of how to read stage plays will be greatly helped by the way in which this book clarifies the distinction between spoken dialogue and what a character is thinking. Expressive faces and postures and distinguishing features among main characters will help keep the cast straight in readers' minds, and well-pointed speech balloons with amply sized type show exactly who says what. Rich coloring in the period costumes and scenery, splashed across glossy pages, further contribute to the visually engaging quality of this graphic novel, and help it stand tall in the crowded field of adapted classics.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Signature Shakespeare.
Subjects Romeo -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Juliet -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Conflict of generations -- Drama.
Vendetta -- Drama.
Youth -- Drama.
Verona (Italy) -- Drama.
Publisher New York :Sterling Signature,2012
Contributors DiGangi, Mario.
Stanton, Kevin, 1988-
Language English
Description 390 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781402790027 (hardback)
1402790023 (hardback)
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