Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare, Cedric Watts, Cedric Watts,

Series: Wordsworth Classics

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  • 9781840224337
  • 9781848703766

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex.

The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.

Romeo and Juliet is the world's most famous drama of tragic young love. Defying the feud which divides their families, Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship, marriage and sexual fulfilment; but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths.

This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism, bawdy comedy, intimate harmony and sudden violence. Long successful in the theatre, it has also generated numerous operas, ballets and films; and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical.

  • Wordsworth Editions Ltd; October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781848703766
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  • Title: Romeo and Juliet
  • Series: Wordsworth Classics
  • Author: William Shakespeare; Cedric Watts (other); Cedric Watts (ed.); Keith Carabine (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wordsworth Editions
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781840224337
  • 9781848703766
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781840224337
  • 9781848703766