Romeo and Juliet


ISBN: 9780141396477 Author: Shakespeare, William Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, PENGUIN GROUP Publication Date: 30th April 2015 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 822.33 (edition:23) Pages: 320 Language: English Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

A young man and a woman meet by chance and instantly fall in love. Yet their families are bitter enemies, and they must risk all if their love is to flourish. This edition of the Shakespeare play introduces the life of the playwright, as well as detailing Elizabethan theatre.

‘Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it’ Harold Bloom

Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Shakespeare’s immortal drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers, rival dynasties and bloody revenge. Romeo and Juliet is a hymn to youth and the thrill of forbidden love, charged with sexual passion and violence, but also a warning of death: a dazzling combination of bawdy comedy and high tragedy.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by T. J. B. Spencer
Introduction by Adrian Poole

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