9780199535897

Romeo and Juliet The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199535897

  • ISBN10:

    0199535892

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This innovative edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or "bad" quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a "mobile text" which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.

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
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