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Romeo and Juliet
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date September 7, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192814968
ISBN-10 0192814966
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $10.95
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This innovative edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or "bad" quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a "mobile text" which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.

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