Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareIn Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.
In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers.
The authoritative edition of Romeo and Juliet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:
*Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
*Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
*Scene-by-scene plot summaries
*A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases
*An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
*An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
*Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
*An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading
'Romeo and Juliet': Complete Audiobook
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Year 8 English
Loins of these two Foes Did you know that Shakespeare drew his story from a variety of sources, and his play has inspired countless remakes and updates? In it, a wife is separated from her husband. To avoid marrying another man, she takes a sleeping potion. She wakes up in a tomb and has many further adventures, including being captured by pirates.
I enjoyed actually reading Juliet's melodramatic expressions of love That I shall say good-night till it be morrow. Oh Boy! Franco Zeffirelli's movie version of Romeo and Juliet is excellent! Just like reading the screenplay. Loved it!