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Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare Author · T. J. B. Spencer Editor

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'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' Harold Bloom

Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Shakespeare's immortal drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers, rival dynasties and bloody revenge. Romeo and Juliet is a hymn to youth and the thrill of forbidden love, charged with sexual passion and violence, but also a warning of death: a dazzling combination of bawdy comedy and high tragedy.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by T. J. B. Spencer
Introduction by Adrian Poole

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2005

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William Shakespeare (Author)

William Shakespeare was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, ...

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Creators

Author of introduction, etc. :
Adrian Poole
Other :
Adrian Poole
Author :
William Shakespeare
Editor :
T. J. B. Spencer
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