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Romeo and Juliet
     

Romeo and Juliet

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by William Shakespeare
 

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal "young lovers".

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012243942
Publisher:
Platinum Editions
Publication date:
03/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
784 KB

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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April
1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the
greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent
dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard
of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38
plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other
poems. His plays have been translated into every major living
language, and are performed more often than those of any other
playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.
At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three
children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and
1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer,
and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men,
later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to
Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records
of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been
considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality,
religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were
written by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known work
between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and
histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and
artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly
tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and
Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English
language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as
romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his
plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy
during his lifetime, and in 1623 two of his former theatrical
colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his
dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now
recognised as Shakespeare's. Shakespeare was a respected poet and
playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its
present heights until the nineteenth century. The Romantics, in
particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians
hero-worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard
Shaw called "bardolatry". In the twentieth century, his work was
repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new m

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Romeo and Juliet 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 559 reviews.
Bob Watkins More than 1 year ago
Romeo and Juliet is a tale of doomed love. I think the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, while being good, is offensive to Shakespeare's masterpiece. I enjoy it very much. And I'm almost 11 and a half! But I understood Shakespeare's beautiful language well. Want to know my secret? A series called "Shakspeare Made Easy." On one page is Shakespeare's beautiful language, and on the other is the translation. This series is not available on the nook, but you can always find it at your local library. I recommend this book for everyone with a vast vocabulary. To put long words in short, Romeo and Juliet is a tragically beautiful story.
Reid Martin More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book and I enjoyed this book through out. I feel that there is alot to learn from this book. Shakespeare's connotation and diction really help the reader to understand and evaluate the interests of William Shakespeare himself. The reader can really see the chemistry between Romeo and Juliet because Shakespeare is so descriptive in his writings. Juliet's fate was determined ultimatly through fate. It was fate that brought Romeo and Juliet together, and it was fate that made their families enemies. Other characters in his play that comtributed to Juliet's demise would be Juliet's Nurse, Friar Lawrence, Capulet, and pretty much every other chacacter in his play. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was a very good book and I would highly recomend it! :)?
ChristineNg More than 1 year ago
A great classic Shakespeare tale of love and tragedy, but this book takes each part, and translates it into modern, easy-to-read English. What struck me while reading is how little people have changed in 500 years, obsessed with sex appeal, status, and envy of their neighbors.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and i am only in 5th grade! Read it its the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted a book not a play but it is very good
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truly outstanding I loved it.I wanted to cry it was such an amazing book full of drama and such suspition. I understood it more than my 15 year old sibiling. I also loved the language that Shakespeare used it was so unique and vigorous. If I could I would read it every day for the rest of my life. It was very honorable to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. At first I found it hard to care about Romeo and Juliet but the words and descriptions caught my eyes. Then I could not stop reading. I really like Shakespear's style of writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started reading it, it caught my attention and I did not want to put it down. It has been one of the most best plays I have read and a really interesting one. When you read it, you won't want to put it down either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in my English class and loved it! It is really a great book, and the 'mush' is overrated! If you're a fan of Shakespeare (like I am) than you should really pick up a copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. even though it was written such a long time ago, it sort of deals with the troubles that teens go through today when their parent(s) do not approve with the person they are daitng. Teens can reaaly relate to this book.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
YES!!boring!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is boring as all get out. I had to read it twice and it was no better the second time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That souds instering
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy love story, that ends with both lovers killing themselves. I give this book 4 stars because Romeo and Juliet killed themselves for no reason after because they thought their lover was dead. Also, the wording in this book was confusing to most readers. I didn't like how both families were brought together because their both children were dead.
jorgehuitz More than 1 year ago
Book Review- Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a short play on two lovers that were separated due to their families feuding with one another. This doesn’t stop them from falling in love and eventually leads to both their deaths. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a must read book because the characters are well developed, it has many relatable characters, and also has a lot of scene’s that has to do with Romeo’s love for Juliet. The main characters of the play is Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Benvolio, Friar Lawrence, and Count Paris. These characters are well developed throughout the play because they all help or are part of the conflict in the play to Romeo and Juliet. Most of the characters were sort of relatable for example Romeo. Romeo is a young man who falls in love with Juliet and would do whatever necessary to be with her. A main highlight of the play is all the scenes with Romeo and Juliet because they were all interesting and very relatable as well. It had sort of an on and off relationship like they weren’t sure if it was the wrong or right thing to do behind their families. In conclusion, I believe The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a must read because it is a very good piece and a classic one as well and I would recommend it to anyone that has an interest for like love stories as well as tragedies. The piece in general is enjoyable and everyone should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old speak old words new twist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book hard to read?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is sad, there are free vesions of this online, that they can just copy. Skip to page 25ish for story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parry and then runs out of the area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Turns gold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She glanced at the sword.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stabs the slayer in the back with his badly cracked sword
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book ever! If this was a paper book u would burn it