Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

Romeo and Juliet has always been one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on stage and film. This edition provides the full text of the play as well as a thorough account of its production history, equally useful for the scholar, actor and director. The introduction examines major changes over four centuries of theatrical production. The commentary provides detailed examples of how different performers, from Henry Irving and Ellen Terry to Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, have brought life and death to Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

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'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London
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This volume describes the stage history of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Loehlin's (English, U. of Texas, Austin) extensive introduction examines shifts in interpretation, textual adaptations, and staging innovations over the course of several centuries. The complete text of the play is then presented, along with detailed commentary on how different directors and performers have modified and interpreted it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521667692
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Shakespeare in Production Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

James N. Loehlin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Henry V in the Manchester University Press Shakespeare in Performance series, as well as a number of articles and reviews regarding Shakespeare on stage and film. He is also Director of the Shakespeare at Winedale program, a University of Texas summer course dedicated to the intensive study of Shakespeare through performance.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; Editor's note; List of abbreviations; Select chronology of English-language performances; Introduction; Romeo and Juliet and commentary; Index.

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