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Romeo and Juliet
Contributor(s): Shakespeare, William (Author), Mowat, Barbara a. (Editor), Werstine, Paul (Editor)

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ISBN: 0743477111     ISBN-13: 9780743477116
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2004

Annotation: Contained along with the complete text of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about the "two star-crossed lovers" from Verona is full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, and illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books. Reissue. (Plays / Drama)

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Drama | Shakespeare
- Drama | European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Dewey: 822.33
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 40 HL (High-Low)
Series: Folger Shakespeare Library
Physical Information: 1" H x 4.1" W x 6.7" (0.40 lbs) 336 pages
Features: Annotated, Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 53875
Reading Level: 8.6   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 5.0
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Publisher Description:
Each edition includes:

  • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play

  • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play

  • Scene-by-scene plot summaries

  • A key to famous lines and phrases

  • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language

  • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

  • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

  • Contributor Bio(s): Shakespeare, William: - William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children--an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare's working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.Werstine, Paul: - Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King's University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.Mowat, Barbara a.: - Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and their editing.
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