Romeo and Juliet

Tragedies by William Shakespeare
Author: Shakespeare
Publisher: 谷月社
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 158
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The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original. Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play. Romeo and Juliet has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, musical and opera. During the English Restoration, it was revived and heavily revised by William Davenant. David Garrick's 18th-century version also modified several scenes, removing material then considered indecent, and Georg Benda's operatic adaptation omitted much of the action and added a happy ending. Performances in the 19th century, including Charlotte Cushman's, restored the original text, and focused on greater realism. John Gielgud's 1935 version kept very close to Shakespeare's text, and used Elizabethan costumes and staging to enhance the drama. In the 20th and into the 21st century, the play has been adapted in versions as diverse as George Cukor's comparatively faithful 1936 production, Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 version, Baz Luhrmann's 1996 MTV-inspired Romeo + Juliet and the 2013non-Shakespearian adaptation by Carlo Carlei. From Wikipedia

CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544179234
Category: Drama
Page: 242
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In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Romeo & Juliet offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since Shakespeare's time has been able to identify with some romantic or thematic aspect of the play. Discover what happens to these famous, star-crossed lovers and what causes the family feud between the Montagues and Capulets — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of Romeo & Juliet with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each act Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare A look at Early Modern English intellect, religion, politics, and society Coverage of Shakespeare's source and the play's performance history A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juliet (Fictitious character)
Page: 480
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Romeo and Juliet


Author: Jorge González,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406243299
Category: Graphic novels
Page: 88
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Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall deeply in love at first sight. Fearful of punishment from their respective factions, the two teens keep their love hidden. However, when their love is exposed, it adds more fuel to the heated family feud between the Capulets and Montagues and puts their love - and their lives - at risk.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: Hilary Burningham,Emily Fripp,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237517847
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 71
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A graphic version of Shakespeare's play about two young people from rival families who fall in love.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: Corinne J. Naden
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761430315
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 127
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"A literary analysis of the play Romeo and Juliet. Includes information on the history and culture of Elizabethan England"--Provided by publisher.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: Aidan Coleman,Shane Barnes,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Insight Publications
ISBN: 1921088753
Category:
Page: 170
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"An abridged version of William Shakespeare's play, Romeo & Juliet, with discussion questions, history and language points as teaching guide."--Provided by publisher.

Romeo and Juliet for Kids


Author: Lois Burdett,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552092293
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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A retelling in rhymed couplets of Shakespeare's tragedy of ill-fated young lovers is accompanied by illustrations from the author's second-grade class.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140707014
Category: Drama
Page: 295
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Romeo and Juliet

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408151979
Category: Drama
Page: 454
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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 introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. René Weis discusses the play's critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's seminal film Romeo + Juliet. This is an authoritative edition from a leading scholar, giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play.

Romeo and Juliet

A Guide to the Play
Author: Jay L. Halio
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300899
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 133
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The fullest and most comprehensive study of Romeo and Juliet in years, this book examines every aspect of the play, including texts and contexts, thematic and critical issues, and performances.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

A Shortened and Simplified Version in Modern English
Author: William Shakespeare,John Hort,Leela Hort
Publisher: The Kabet Press
ISBN: 9780948662027
Category: Drama
Page: 52
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No Fear Shakespeare

A Companion
Author: Spark Publishing
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781411497467
Category: Drama
Page: 302
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Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet


Author: Tamara Hollingsworth,William Shakespeare,Harriet Isecke
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433312694
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," with tips for performing.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: Jennifer Adams
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423622057
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 22
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Counts from one to ten using characters, places, and events from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." On board pages.

Romeo and Juliet

Study Guide
Author: Total Class Notes
Publisher: Total Class Notes
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 25
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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup