Romeo and Juliet (Paperback)
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Short Description for Romeo and Juliet With outstanding on-page explanatory notes, an in-depth scene-by-scene summary and fascinating interviews with actors David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath and director Michael Attenborough, this fresh edition from the Royal Shakespeare Company offers enlightening new approaches to Shakespeare's tragic love story.
- Published: 26 August 2009
- Format: Paperback 216 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780230232082 ISBN 10: 0230232086
- Sales rank: 163,259
Full description for Romeo and Juliet
From the Royal Shakespeare Company -- a fresh new edition of the most famous of all love stories THIS EDITION INCLUDES: / An illuminating introduction to Romeo and Juliet by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate / The play - with clear and authoritative explanatory notes on each page / A helpful scene-by-scene analysis and key facts about the play / An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre / A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play featuring photographs of key productions The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This unique edition presents a historical overview of Romeo and Juliet in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with a leading director and two actors -- Michael Attenborough, David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath -- so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible, a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer an accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.