Romeo and Juliet: Texts and Contexts / Edition 1

Romeo and Juliet: Texts and Contexts / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312191928

ISBN-13: 9780312191924

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

This edition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to fit many different approaches to Shakespeare's play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include travel accounts, poetry, excerpts from

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This edition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to fit many different approaches to Shakespeare's play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include travel accounts, poetry, excerpts from early modern fencing manuals, royal proclamations and statutes, tables and prognostications from an early modern almanac, and orders for religious ceremonies from The Book of Common Prayer. Unique to this edition, too, is the inclusion of numerous unpublished manuscript letters of the Bagot family and some poignantly moving passages from the diary of Lady Anne Clifford. The documents contextualize the social relationships among men in Shakespeare's time, violence in Elizabethan society, views of love and the Petrarchan paradigm, spiritual life, family in Elizabethan society, and ideas about astrology, medicine, and death.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312191924
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Bedford Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
475
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

About the series
About this volume
List of illustrations
Introduction1
Pt. 1William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet37
Pt. 2Cultural contexts153
1Italy155
The idea of Italy for Shakespeare's English audience155
From His ten years travel164
From The schoolmaster167
From The unfortunate traveler, or the life of Jack Wilton172
From The history of Italy176
From A discovery of the great subtlety and wonderful wisdom of the Italians182
From A description of the author's journey from Trento to London184
2Between men186
Relationships between men186
From The affectionate shepherd200
From His practice208
From Paradoxes of defense220
Keeping the peace230
Proclamation enforcing statutes of apparel231
Proclamation prohibiting unlawful assembly under martial law232
Proclamation enforcing earlier proclamation against handguns234
Proclamation prohibiting the publishing of any reports or writing of duels236
Report to Lord Burghley239
3Loving and marrying245
From A work worth the reading248
From A Bartholomew fairing for parents260
From Conjugal counsel : or, seasonable advice, both to unmarried, and married persons272
From A treatise of spousals284
Letter to Sir George More294
From The canzoniere298
Sonnet 9302
Sonnet 130303
Solemnization of matrimony304
4Family life313
A prayer of children for their parents315
Correspondence of the Bagot family315
Letter to Richard Broughton317
Letter to Richard Bagot esquire319
Letter to Richard Bagot320
Letter to Henry Skipwith322
Letter to Walter Bagot323
Letter to an unidentified man325
Letter to Walter Bagot326
Letter to Walter Bagot328
Letter to Walter Bagot331
Letter to Lewes Bagot332
Letter to Walter Bagot334
Letter to Henry Skipwith334
Letter to Walter Bagot336
Letter to Walter Bagot337
Letter to Walter Bagot338
Letter to Richard Bagot339
Letter to Christopher Brooke340
Letter to Richard Bagot342
Mothering342
From The countess of Lincoln's nursery343
From A preparative to marriage352
From The diary of the Lady Anne Clifford357
From Delights for ladies to adorn their persons, tables, closets, and distillatories377
5Friars380
From The life of the most holy father St. Francis388
From Acts and monuments392
From The faerie queene396
6Death and the stars400
Love and death403
From Erotomania403
From An act concerning physicians and Royal College of Physicians of London, from Pharmacopoeia Londinensis413
From Pharmacopoeia Londinensis419
A prayer to be said at our going into bed and a prayer when we be ready to sleep420
Astrology421
Funerals and monuments429
The order for the burial of the dead429
Proclamation prohibiting destruction of church monuments436
From An homily against apparel of idolatry and superfluous decking of churches439
Bibliography445
Index461

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