Romeo and Juliet (Signet Classics)
One of the Bard’s most popular plays, this is both the quintessential story of young love and a cautionary tale of the tragedy that can occur when the forces of passion and familial pride are at odds.
This title in the Signet Classics Shakespeare series includes:
- An overview of Shakespeare’s life, world, and theater
- A special introduction to the play by the editor, J.A. Bryant, Jr.
- The source from which Shakespeare derived Romeo and Juliet, Arthur Brooke’s The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet
- Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Michael Goldman, and others
- A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Romeo and Juliet
- Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable format
- Recommended readings
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.