Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet (1597) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Inspired by an Italian tale adapted for an English audience in 1562 by Arthur Brooke and in 1567 by William Painter, Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet sometime between 1591 and 1595. Alongside Hamlet, it is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays and has served as source material for countless film and television adaptations. “Two households, both alike in dignity, / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, / From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” For his wit and wordplay alone, William Shakespeare is often considered the greatest writer to ever work in the English language. Where he truly triumphs, however, is in his ability to portray complex human emotions, how these emotions contribute to relationships, and how these relationships interact with politics, culture, and religion. In Romeo and Juliet, a “pair of star-cross’d lovers” risk their lives for one another. Because Romeo is a Montague, he cannot love Juliet, a Capulet, the sworn enemies of his family and their major rival in the city of Verona. As is often the case, their hearts refuse the limits of history, leading them to their tragic, unforgettable end. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hitomik - LibraryThing
Romeo and Juliet is a famous love story which is full of sorrow. Though this story made me sad, I enjoyed reading it and was sometimes moved by strong love. This is a short version of the original story, but now I want to read the whole story. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AikoM - LibraryThing
This is a so sad story. I had never read romeo and juliet, so i didn't know this story. I was surprised at their parents. I can't understand that they didn't belive their children. But I like mercucio,romio's friend. I think he is one of the key persons. I reccomend this book. Read full review