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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet (1594)

by William Shakespeare

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Ah. The tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. After years and years of hearing what its about, I finally got to read the story for myself. And what a wonderfully tragic story is was. First thing that surprized me was the sexual stuff. Well, I didn't know it was referring to sexual stuff until the teacher pointed it out, but still. I also realised how unrealistic this play is. I mean, two people falling in love at first sight, getting married before the week is over, and dying because of each other is something that I don't see happening in real life. And I'm so glad it doesn't. ( )
  elizabeth1929 | Oct 6, 2015 |
I really enjoyed this version..the vocabulary words are
very helpful as guides, which made it easier to understand
the meaning of certain ideas, or often idiomatic expressions.. ( )
  smiley0905 | Sep 3, 2015 |
I don't get the hype. I find Romeo to be completely annoying and the story is just frustrating. Worse is trying to see modern film adaptations of the same story, where life-or-death lost messages is impossible. I don't see the point in reading this story except to promote cultural literacy (in which case, a plot summary would suffice). ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
The first Shakespeare I ever read in school. Grade nine English. Not one of my favourite Shakespearean play, but still a really good play. ( )
  momma182 | Jun 23, 2015 |
What a sorrowful tale this was, all toldeth
which tooketh me so long to finally beholdeth.
Enjoying much am I, traveling through the Bard's w'rks
the linquistics, the grammar, the sentence-y quirks.
Fresh eyes, with which, I cometh as observer
and eateth up the words, with generous fervor
What ho! what a tome of impending doom,
which buries the heart in grief's wretched gloom.
But a lesson is learn'd from the reading, plain it be
that through the preponderances of history:
Great is that trait, the undercurrent to see
peace, love, hope, and tranquility.
But soft, much there are stories of woe,
like that of our Juliet and Romeo. ( )
1 vote MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
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Shakespeare, Williamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hatherell, WilliamIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ray, JaneIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Andrews, John F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,

May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.
A plague o' both your houses!
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Romeo and Juliet (the play) ISBN 9780942208665
Romeo and Juliet Director's Playbook (play plus theatrical production sections) ISBN 9780942208658
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The most iconic love story of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge. Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the long-running rivalry boils over into murder, the young couple must embark on a dangerous and deadly mission to preserve their love at any cost.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Calista Flockhart as Juliet
Matthew Wolf as Romeo
Julie White as Nurse
Alan Mandell as Friar Laurence
Richard Chamberlain as Prince Escalus
Nicholas Hormann as Lord Capulet
Josh Stamberg as Mercutio
Mark J. Sullivan as Benvolio and others
Logan Fahey as Tybalt and Balthasar
Alfred Molina as Chorus
Henry Clarke as Paris and others
Lily Knight as Lady Capulet
Janine Barris as Young Lady, Boy Page to Paris and others
Darren Richardson as Sampson and Peter
Alan Shearman as Lord Montague and others
André Sogliuzzo as Gregory and others
Sarah Zimmerman as Lady Montague and others

Directed by Martin Jarvis.
Recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in January, 2012.

Haiku summary
"Love moderately,"
said the Friar to the kids.
Wish they had listened.


Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743477111, Mass Market Paperback)

Each edition includes:

Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

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Provides the text of the play, accompanied by notes and an introduction. Also includes a section of study questions and a brief biography of Shakespeare.

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