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Romeo and Juliet: Texts and Contexts / Edition 1
     

Romeo and Juliet: Texts and Contexts / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, Dympna Callaghan, Dympna C. Callaghan
 

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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,

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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 Unique to this edition, too, is the inclusion of numerous unpublished manuscript letters of the Bagot family and some poignantly moving passages from the diary of Lady Anne Clifford.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.

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
Sales rank:
545,325
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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