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Romeo and Juliet

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Beechview Non-Fiction Collection PR2831.A2 W35 2014x
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  PR2831.A2 W35 2014x
 
 
Summary
This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. The richly illustrated introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. Rene Weis discusses the play's critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's seminal film Romeo + Juliet. An authoritative edition from a leading scholar giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play
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 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. 2014 1995.
Subjects Romeo -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Juliet -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Vendetta -- Drama.
Youth -- Drama.
Verona (Italy) -- Drama.
Tragedies.
Publisher London :2014
Contributors Weis, ReneĢ, 1953- editor.
Language English
Description xviii, 451 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 427-440) and index.
ISBN 9781903436912
1903436915
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