Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791095967

ISBN-13: 9780791095966

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

From Harold Bloom's now-canonical book Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human come the individual meditations on Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, and historical plays.
Each edition in the Harold Bloom Shakespeare Series will include the full text of the play, with editorial revisions by Harold Bloom.
Harold Bloom on Romeo and Juliet

Overview

From Harold Bloom's now-canonical book Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human come the individual meditations on Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, and historical plays.
Each edition in the Harold Bloom Shakespeare Series will include the full text of the play, with editorial revisions by Harold Bloom.
Harold Bloom on Romeo and Juliet:
"Romeo and Juliet is unmatched, in Shakespeare and in the world's literature, as a vision of an uncompromising mutual love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791095966
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Bloom's Shakespeare through the Ages Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents


Series Introduction     ix
Introduction   Harold Bloom     xi
Biography of William Shakespeare     1
Summary of Romeo and Juliet     5
Key Passages in Romeo and Juliet     17
List of Characters in Romeo and Juliet     33
Criticism Through the Ages     35
Romeo and Juliet in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries     37
1562-"To the Reader," from The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet   Arthur Brooke     41
1635-From the Speculum Mundi   John Swan     42
1662-From The Diary of Samuel Pepys   Samuel Pepys     42
1672-From The Conquest of Granada. Second Part. Defence of the Epilogue   John Dryden     43
1680-"Prologue," from History and Fall of Caius Marius   Thomas Otway     43
Romeo and Juliet in the Eighteenth Century     45
1767-From Hamburgische Dramaturgie   Gotthold Ephraim Lessing     46
1768-From Notes on Shakespear's Plays   Samuel Johnson     46
1794-From "Shakespear," in A Complete History of the Stage   Charles Dibdin     48
Romeo and Juliet in the Nineteenth Century     51
1809-From "Criticisms on Shakspeare's Tragedies," from Lectures onDramatic Art and Literature   August Wilhelm Schlegel     53
1817-From "Romeo and Juliet," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays   William Hazlitt     55
1818-From "Romeo and Juliet," from Shakespeare with Introductory Remarks on Poetry, the Drama, and the Stage   Samuel Taylor Coleridge     61
1832-"Juliet," from Shakespeare's Heroines: Characteristics of Women: Moral, Poetical and Historical   Anna Jameson     63
1872-From "The First and Second Tragedy: Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet," from Shakespere: A Critical Study of His Mind and Art   Edward Dowden     83
1895-"Shakespeare as Dramatist," from Five Lectures on Shakespeare   Bernhard ten Brink     101
1896-"Shakespere 'Italianate': Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice," from Shakespeare and His Predecessors   Frederick S. Boas     115
Romeo and Juliet in the Twentieth Century     129
1902-"Juliet's Nurse," from Characters from Shakespeare     132
1943-"Pure and Impure Poetry," from Kenyon Review   Robert Penn Warren     133
1951-"Romeo and Juliet," from The Meaning of Shakespeare   Harold C. Goddard     152
1960-"Form and Formality in Romeo and Juliet," from Shakespeare Quarterly   Harry Levin     175
1964-"Romeo and Juliet," from The Shakespearean Imagination    Norman N. Holland     186
1970-"Romeo and Juliet," from Shakespeare: The Pattern in His Carpet   Francis Fergusson     205
1970-"Romeo and Juliet: Comedy into Tragedy," from Essays in Criticism   Susan Snyder     212
1973-"The Height," from Tragic Vision in Romeo and Juliet   James H. Seward     221
1986-"Romeo and Juliet," from Northrop Frye on Shakespeare   Northrop Frye     239
1986-"Introduction," from Romeo and Juliet (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)   Harold Bloom     254
1991-"Romeo and Juliet," from Shakespeare's Tragic Cosmos   Thomas McAlindon     256
1993-"The Ambiguities of Romeo and Juliet," from Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies   Maynard Mack     273
1996-"Introduction," from Romeo and Juliet (Bloom's Guides)   Harold Bloom     290
Romeo and Juliet in the Twenty-first Century     293
2001-"Romeo and Juliet: An Innovative Tragedy," from Shakespeare: The Tragedies   John Russell Brown     294
2006-"Motion and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet," from Philosophy and Literature   Daryl W. Palmer     312
Bibliography     325
Acknowledgments     329
Index     331

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