Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) William Shakespeare, Volume editor Jill L. Levenson

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 28mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199535892
  • ISBN 13: 9780199535897
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: numerous black and white plates
  • Sales rank: 23,949

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The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers * a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings * on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else * detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play * illustrated with production photographs and related art * full index to introduction and commentary * durable sewn binding for lasting use not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth- century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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many students will no doubt relish the fullness of Professor Levenson's notes. Indeed, they may often be particularly grateful for the care with which she directs readers to even fuller discussions to be found elsewhere The Review of English Studies, Vol.52, No.207 Professor Levenson provides an excellent and often very thought-provoking account of performance history, and many of her most interesting discussions and annotations relate to questions of staging, traditional, unusual, or possible The Review of English Studies, Vol.52, No.207 excellent decision to include the whole of the Q1 text as well as Q2 The Review of English Studies, Vol.52, No.207

Table of contents

List of Illustrations ; Introduction ; Editorial Procedures ; Abbreviations and References ; THE MOST EXCELLENT AND LAMENTABLE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET ; An Excellent Conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Q1) ; Index