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.
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:2018
Place of Birth:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of Death:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Table of Contents
|William Shakespeare, 1564-1616||6|
|The Sound of Shakespeare||10|
|Romeo and Juliet||15|
|Introduction to the Play||15|
|Romeo and Juliet's Sources||16|
|The Text of Romeo and Juliet||17|
|Text of Act I and Modern Version||24|
|Text of Act II and Modern Version||86|
|Text of Act III and Modern Version||146|
|Text of Act IV and Modern Version||212|
|Text of Act V and Modern Version||252|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
the movie was better because it showed the emotions and Leonardo DiCaprio looks hot..