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Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare Author · Michael Sheen Narrator

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Subjects

Romeo and Juliet is the play which, in English literature at least, effectively invented the modern love story. Its charm and its power derive from the romantic setting (Verona, an Italian Renaissance city), the youthful innocence and ardour of the lovers, and (perhaps crucially) the excitement and drama created by the opposition which they have to contend with, an opposition which does not simply stem from the older generation but which is starkly present in the feud between their two families and which seems to be supported by the malignity of Fate. The wit, tenderness, dramatic variety and poetic beauty of this play continue to work their spell: it has proved a perennial favourite inspiring, even in our century, works such as the musical West Side Story.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Naxos AudioBooks
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
1997

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 78.3 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 78.1 MB

Creators

Narrator :
Anton Lesser
Author :
William Shakespeare
Narrator :
Norman Rodway
Narrator :
Fiona Shaw
Narrator :
Peter Yapp
Narrator :
Judy Loe
Narrator :
Simon Harris
Narrator :
Philip Madoc
Narrator :
Heathcote Williams
Narrator :
Jasper Britton
Narrator :
David Bradley
Narrator :
Frances Barber
Narrator :
Edward De Souza
Narrator :
Michael Sheen
Narrator :
Kate Beckinsale
Romeo and Juliet
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