Editions of Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareA few weeks ago I was pleased to announce something readers have been demanding for quite some time… the return of Nic Costa. The original was a script written for performance, which Richard did, of course, so well. Books require a different approach to audio. Just as important a story never ceases to be alive. Then I was asked to turn the tale back into drama for Audible Germany , another learning exercise which opened up fresh possibilities. The book will be out next May from The Dome Press , the new imprint established by David Headley, the chap behind that highly successful London book emporium Goldsboro.
Romeo and Juliet (new edition)
First performed around , Romeo and Juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical West Side Story , and a dozen films. Read a character analysis of Juliet , plot summary , and important quotes. Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. Read Romeo and Juliet alongside a modern English translation. Here's where you'll find analysis about the play as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to analysis of style, tone, point of view, and more. Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the play by reading these key quotes. Test your knowledge of Romeo and Juliet with our quizzes and study questions, or go further with essays on the context and background and links to the best resources around the web.
An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. The grieving family agree to end their feud. Romeo and Juliet begins as the Chorus introduces two feuding families of Verona: the Capulets and the Montagues. On a hot summer's day, the young men of each faction fight until the Prince of Verona intercedes and threatens to banish them. Soon after, the head of the Capulet family plans a feast.
It is hard to imagine a world without Shakespeare. We still struggle to keep up with a writer who could think a mile a minute, whose words paint pictures that shift like clouds. These expertly edited texts are presented to the public as a resource for study, artistic adaptation, and enjoyment. By making the classic texts of the New Folger Editions available in electronic form as Folger Digital Texts, we place a trusted resource in the hands of anyone who wants them. Readers who want to know more about Shakespeare and his plays can follow the paths these distinguished scholars have tread by visiting the Folger either in-person or online, where a range of physical and digital resources exists to supplement the material in these texts. I commend to you these words, and hope that they inspire.
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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!