Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare,Gareth Hinds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763659487
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 1990

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Retells in graphic novel format Shakespeare's tragedy of two star-crossed youths who fall in love despite the tensions between their warring families.

The Oxford Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199535897
Category: Drama
Page: 464
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This innovative edition offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or 'bad', quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a 'mobile text' which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet


Author: Gillian Woods
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113729275X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 200
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Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies and has provoked a rich diversity of interpretations. Definitively passionate, it is much more than the archetypal love story: the play tests the limits of tragedy and comedy, challenges gender roles and explores the nature of language. In this Reader's Guide, Gillian Woods: • surveys key critical responses to Romeo and Juliet, from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century • plots a clear route through the vast array of debates, identifying chronological and thematic connections and explaining contexts • investigates major issues and approaches such as deconstruction, psychoanalytical criticism, feminism and queer theory • discusses film adaptations, including Baz Luhrmann's 1996 box-office hit William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Authoritative and accessible, this invaluable Guide provides students, teachers and researchers with a panorama of the play's critical history in all its dynamic variety.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393523241
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The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare,Lukas Erne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521821215
Category: Drama
Page: 192
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A full edition of the first quarto of Romeo and Juliet (1597), with helpful commentary.

Romeo and Juliet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393623416
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How to Analyze the Works of William Shakespeare


Author: Mari Kesselring
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1614789614
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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This title explores the creative works of famous author William Shakespeare. Works analyzed include The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, The Tragedy of Richard III, The Tempest, and As You Like It. Clear, comprehensive text gives background biographical information of Shakespeare. The "You Critique It" feature invites readers to analyze other creative works on their own. A table of contents, timeline, list of works, resources, source notes, glossary, and an index are also included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Manga Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810993259
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 208
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In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about two star-crossed lovers.

Hold Back the Stars

A Novel
Author: Katie Khan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150114295X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Booklist raves, “Taking ‘star-crossed’ to a new level...[and] cinematically styled...Hold Back the Stars is a tale of first love that will appeal to fans of David Nicholls’s One Day and of Jojo Moyes’s romances.” Love is more powerful than gravity. “We’re going to be fine.” He looks around, but there’s nothing out here: nothing but the bottomless black universe on their left, the Earth suspended in glorious Technicolor to their right. Trapped in the vast void of space, Carys and Max have only ninety minutes of oxygen left to live. None of this was supposed to happen. After a freak accident, Carys and Max are left adrift in space with nothing to hold onto but each other. As they fall, they can’t help but look back at the world they left behind: a world whose rules they couldn’t submit to, a place where they never really belonged; a home they’re determined to get back to because they’ve come too far to lose each other now. While their air ticks dangerously low, one is offered the chance of salvation—but who will take it?

The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comedies


Author: Penny Gay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139469777
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Why did theatre audiences laugh in Shakespeare's day? Why do they still laugh now? What did Shakespeare do with the conventions of comedy that he inherited, so that his plays continue to amuse and move audiences? What do his comedies have to say about love, sex, gender, power, family, community, and class? What place have pain, cruelty, and even death in a comedy? Why all those puns? In a survey that travels from Shakespeare's earliest experiments in farce and courtly love-stories to the great romantic comedies of his middle years and the mould-breaking experiments of his last decade's work, this book addresses these vital questions. Organised thematically, and covering all Shakespeare's comedies from the beginning to the end of his career, it provides readers with a map of the playwright's comic styles, showing how he built on comedic conventions as he further enriched the possibilities of the genre.

The Seven Basic Plots

Why We Tell Stories
Author: Christopher Booker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441116516
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 736
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This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose. Booker analyses why evolution has given us the need to tell stories and illustrates how storytelling has provided a uniquely revealing mirror to mankind's psychological development over the past 5000 years. This seminal book opens up in an entirely new way our understanding of the real purpose storytelling plays in our lives, and will be a talking point for years to come.