CliffsComplete Romeo and Juliet

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 5, 2009 - Drama - 242 pages
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In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete Romeo & Juliet offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since Shakespeare's time has been able to identify with some romantic or thematic aspect of the play.

Discover what happens to these famous, star-crossed lovers and what causes the family feud between the Montagues and Capulets — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of Romeo & Juliet with these additional features:

  • A summary and insightful commentary for each act
  • Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare
  • A look at Early Modern English intellect, religion, politics, and society
  • Coverage of Shakespeare's source and the play's performance history
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ACT I
25
ACT II
67
ACT III
107
ACT IV
149
ACT V
175
CLIFFSCOMPLETE REVIEW
201
CLIFFSCOMPLETE RESOURCE CENTER
210
CLIFFSCOMPLETE READING GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE
214
Index
217
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

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.

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