Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

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The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of Romeo and Juliet provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts.

McMillan Palgrave

The editors’ introduction addresses what is known about the original writing of the play and its evolution through seven editions. Historical context, cultural references, and literary sources are also covered. A discussion of the play’s themes, characters, and allusions precedes the text of Romeo and Juliet. The text includes two appendices: The Queen Mab speech as it was printed in Q1, and extracts from Brooke’s Romeus and Juliet, 1562. Arden’s edition also includes a guide to abbreviations and references used in the text.

The Arden Shakespeare
has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play’s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

Publisher: London : Arden Shakespeare, 2002, c1980
ISBN: 9781903436417
Characteristics: xii, 280 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Gibbons, Brian 1938-


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Jul 27, 2016

Shakespeare had done an extraordinary job at planning out the plot and characters. Unbelievable how the play was over a course of four days. The only problem which had made it strenuous for me was that I had trouble understanding it, and had to research the context for each of the scenes.

Jun 18, 2016

its hard to understand


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