Romeo and Juliet (Oxford School Shakespeare Series)

Romeo and Juliet (Oxford School Shakespeare Series)

by William Shakespeare, Roma Gill


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This edition of Romeo and Juliet is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.

About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198321668
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Series: Oxford School Shakespeare Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 62,933
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world.

Date of Death:


Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

William Shakespeare, 1564-16166
Shakespeare's Theater8
The Sound of Shakespeare10
Publishing Shakespeare12
Romeo and Juliet15
Introduction to the Play15
Romeo and Juliet's Sources16
The Text of Romeo and Juliet17
The Play19
The Characters21
Act I22
Pre-Act Notes22
Text of Act I and Modern Version24
Post-Act Activities82
Act II84
Pre-Act Notes84
Text of Act II and Modern Version86
Post-Act Activities142
Act III144
Pre-Act Notes144
Text of Act III and Modern Version146
Post-Act Activities208
Act IV210
Pre-Act Notes210
Text of Act IV and Modern Version212
Post-Act Activities248
Act V250
Pre-Act Notes250
Text of Act V and Modern Version252
Post-Act Activities288
Additional Resources291

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Romeo and Juliet (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cbfiske on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Shakespeare plays. Very hard for me to step back and give an objective review of this one, which has managed to hold my attention for many years. This last rereading proved to be no exception. I find that I've subconsciously memorized some of the dialogue over the years and still look forward to the appearance of certain lines and certain action. I need to continue to revisit this play.
sweetsarah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just love this play it is so romantic and yet it is very sad at the same time. i had to read it for school and i was saddened when i got my copy and it was an abriged version but one of these days i will read an unabriged version adn cry my eyes out when Romeo and Juliet die because they are in love.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie was better because it showed the emotions and Leonardo DiCaprio looks hot..