Romeo and Juliet
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