Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

In 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

Title:Romeo and Juliet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780743477116
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    Romeo and Juliet Reviews

  • Madeline

    Romeo and Juliet, abridged.ROMEO: I’m Romeo, and I used to be emo and annoying but now I’m so totally in luuuuurve and it’s AWESOME. MERCUTIO: Okay, three things: One, there’s only room in thi...

  • Nate

    I'm not sure what annoys me more - the play that elevated a story about two teenagers meeting at a ball and instantly "falling in love" then deciding to get married after knowing each other for one ni...

  • Anne

    THIS! This is what happens when you jump into a Rebound Relationship.So, when the story opens, Romeo is desperately in love with Rosaline. But since she won't give up the booty has sworn to remain cha...

  • Bill  Kerwin

    Two things struck me during this re-reading: 1) From the first scene of the play, the sexual puns are drenched in metaphorical violence (drawing your weapon, laying knife aboard, forcing women to the ...

  • Catriona

    The people who dislike this play are the ones who view common sense over being rational, and prefer to view the world in a structured way. One of the main arguments that come across is the 'meeting, f...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Romeo and Juliet = The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet is a tragedy, written by William Shakespeare early in his career, about two young star-crossed lovers, whose dea...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    Why didn’t they just run away together? It would have saved a lot of heart ache. ...

  • Brina

    Happy 2018, everyone! I thought I would get the year off on the right track by reading my first book for classics bingo in the group catching up on classics...and lots more. One of the squares on this...

  • Manny

    Every emo fourteen year old's dream. In bullet-point form:• fall in love with hot boy/girl (delete as appropriate) that parents can't stand; • tender words and some sex - gotta find out what that'...

  • Ariel

    It is always so satisfying to read a book you've heard so much about throughout your life. You should have seen how excited I got when Juliet started saying "Romeo, o Romeo"!...