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William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics) - 9781840224337 - KOG0002260
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Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)

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Description for Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback. Love, sex and death are the components in this story of the love of two young people which reaches across the barriers of family and convention. It encompasses great love, high drama, low comedy and a tragic ending. Editor(s): Watts, Prof. Cedric, M.A., Ph.D. Series Editor(s): Carabine, Dr. Keith. Series: Wordsworth Classics. Num Pages: 160 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: DDS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 127 x 11. Weight in Grams: 110. Clean copy with minor shelf wear

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

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 ... Read more perennially topical.

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About William Shakespeare
Cedric Watts is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sussex. His books on Shakespeare include William Shakespeare: 'Measure for Measure', (1986), Hamlet (1988), Romeo and Juliet (1991), and with John Sutherland Henry V - War Criminal? and other Shakespeare Puzzles (2000). He has edited the First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet (1995).

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