WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, BURTON RAFFEL, HAROLD BLOOM
Title: Romeo and Juliet
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr August 2004
0300104537 / 9780300104530
Seller ID: 20080827146819
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is perhaps the most read and beloved of all stage works. Now the most extensively annotated version of the play to date makes it completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century. The new edition is a rich resource for students, teachers, and the general reader.
Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of "Romeo and Juliet "is""unparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound linguistic principles.
In his introduction, Raffel provides historical and social contexts that increase the reader's understanding of the play. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom argues that "Romeo and Juliet "is""unmatched in the world's literature "as a vision of an uncompromising love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity."