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Romeo and Juliet (Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series)
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Romeo and Juliet (Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series)

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by William Shakespeare, Barbara Gaines, David Bevington
 

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ISBN-10: 140220101X

ISBN-13: 9781402201011

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Sourcebooks

The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings the Shakespeare page to life. This remarkable edition of Romeo & Juliet is both the easiest way to understand the play and the best way to experience the full power and depth of the play.

This dynamic book includes an integrated audio CD that showcases key scenes from great performances past and present. You'll experience the play

Overview

The Sourcebooks Shakespeare brings the Shakespeare page to life. This remarkable edition of Romeo & Juliet is both the easiest way to understand the play and the best way to experience the full power and depth of the play.

This dynamic book includes an integrated audio CD that showcases key scenes from great performances past and present. You'll experience the play like never before-it's the next best thing to seeing the play performed live.

Each book offers:
* The full play, with line notes and a concurrent glossary
* Scholars and theatre producers discussing the play and popular culture
* Comments from every cast member of a current production.

This is also a very visual text, including:
* Photographs from great performances
* Costume designs and set renderings from different productions
* Production notes that take you inside the stage experience

Exclusive to The Sourcebooks Shakespeare and like no other edition of Romeo & Juliet, our audio CD and unique focus on the play as performed on the stage and on film brings the play to life.

Hear:
* Ellen Terry from 1911
* The Renaissance Theatre production with Kenneth Branagh, Sir Jon Gielgud and Dame Judi Dench
* Modern scenes with Kate Beckinsale and Joseph Fiennes

Read:
* About the 1811 production in Covent Garden, London
* And see how the Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 2005 cast approaches the play

See:
* Page facsimiles from the Garrick-Kemble text from the late 1700s
* Costume designs and set renderings from Sir John Gielgud's 1935 production
* Photographs from Romeo + Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann

Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402201011
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series
Edition description:
Book and 1 CD
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 6.02(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword

Shakespeare's Life — What do we know for sure about Shakespeare?

The Age of Shakespeare — In addition to the requisite timeline (chronology of plays), we give readers a peek into what life was like then (e.g. what a theater ticket cost, what a shilling would buy, the average age of marriage etc.).We want to show the context in which the plays were written, performed (background on the actors) and presented (what was the audience like).

The Language of Shakespeare — How Shakespeare used different forms (e.g. prose, verse, rhyme, puns, irony, hyperbole, etc) to great effect

Shakespeare Spoken — The act of speaking Shakespeare, the form of the text, the pronunciations and stresses, all reveal the emotional and psychological state of each character and illuminate the production and the text

Romeo and Juliet in Performance — An overview of the major productions and performance trends, showing what made the plays so interesting during their time

Romeo and Juliet and Popular Culture — The interplay between the play and recent popular culture.By discussing these references, we show how interpretations of the play change, develop, rise and fall out of fashion, and so illuminate how productions and adaptations of the play engage the changing issues of the times

Romeo and Juliet - A script of one of the productions of the play

Cast Speaks — Cast interview.Each character in the play (or the top 10) briefly describes their character, his/her role in the play, and his/her relationship to the other characters

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