Concise, useful editions of classic "pillars" of Literature. Include introductions and afterwords.
The Signet Classic editions of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets are edited by outstanding scholars. These 2nd revised editions include additional helps for the student: an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world and theater; a special introduction to each play; selections of the sources from where Shakespeare derived each story; dramatic criticism; history of the play (including stage and screen); and text notes and commentaries as well as an up-to-date list of recommended readings. All cover art by Milton Glaser. Approx 200 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
Shakespeare's famous play about a love "too rash, too unadvised, too sudden," and its tragic outcome. When Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time, it is love at first sight. Distraught when they discover they are from feuding families, they nevertheless decide to marry in secrecy. When a series of misunderstandings ensue, Romeo and Juliet ultimately fall victim to an unfortunate fate. Arguably one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. pb. -Enh
The thrift edition is 92 pgs, pb.