Romeo And Juliet [Unabridged Edition] 3 228

Romeo And Juliet [Unabridged Edition] 3/228 by William Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare

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ISBN
9780007327409
Date Released
Binding
Audio
 
Dimensions
125 x 142mm

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The tragic feud between "Two households, both alike in dignity/In fair Verona", the Montagues and Capulets, which ultimately kills the two young "star-crossed lovers" and their "death-marked love" creates issues which have fascinated subsequent generations. The play deals with issues of intergenerational and familial conflict, as well as the power of language and the compelling relationship between sex and death, all of which makes it an incredibly modern play. It is also an early example of Shakespeare fusing poetry with dramatic action, as he moves from Romeo's lyrical account of Juliet--"she doth teach the torches to burn bright!" to the bustle and action of a 16th-century household (the play containsmore scenes of ordinary working people than any of Shakespeare's other works). It also represents an experimental attempt to fuse comedy with tragedy. Up to the third act, the play proceeds along the lines of a classic romantic comedy. The turning point comes with the death of one of one Shakespeare's finest early dramatic creations - Romeo's sexually ambivalent friend Mercutio whose "plague o'both your houses" begins the play's descent into tragedy. "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo".
ISBN:
9780007327409
Publication Date:
02 / 11 / 2009
Dimensions:
125 x 142mm

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