Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross`d lovers" whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare`s most popular archetypal stories of young, teenage lovers.
The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works
The No Fear Shakespeare series contains complete scholarly editions of Shakespeare plays, side-by-side with accessible, contemporary translations for when Shakespeare’s language is confusing, or if you want to read classic Shakespeare plays from start to finish in modern-day language. Miss none of the magic or salient points of Henry IV, Parts One and Two with this innovative edition.
In Phenomenal Shakespeare, leading Shakespeare scholar Bruce R. Smith presents an original account for the ways in which Shakespeare’s poems and plays continue to resonate with audiences, readers and scholars because of their engagement with the whole body, not just the reading mind. An original examination of Shakespeare’s appeal written by leading Shakespeare scholar Bruce R. Smith Contains insightful examinations of a single Shakespeare sonnet, Venus and Adonis, and King Lear to model the possibilities of historical phenomenology as a better strategy for critical reading than approaches based on language alone Pushes beyond traditional treatments of Shakespeare An ideal handbook of contemporary approaches to Shakespeare and a celebration of Shakespeare's staying power on stage, on film, and on the page