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The Resource Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

Label
Romeo & Juliet
Title
Romeo & Juliet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By placing the complete text of the plays of Shakespeare alongside line-by-line, modern translations the books in this series introduce the student to the genius of the bard as never before. Each volume includes an introductory general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2831
LC item number
.A25 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Simply Shakespeare : original Shakespearean text with a modern line-for-line
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  • Vendetta
  • Romeo (Fictitious character)
  • Juliet (Fictitious character)
  • First loves
  • Literature
  • Literature: history & criticism
  • Classic & pre-20th century plays
  • Reference works
  • English
  • Literary studies: plays & playwrights
  • Educational: first/native language
  • Literary companions, book reviews & guides
Summary expansion
This lyrical tragedy of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families is one of the world's most famous love stories. Books in this new, illustrated series present complete texts of Shakespeare's plays. However, the lines are set up so students can see the bard's original poetic phrases printed side-by-side and line-by-line with a modern translation. Shakespeare's plays were popular entertainment for London's theatergoers. His Globe Theatre was the equivalent of a Broadway theater in today's New York. The plays have endured, but over the course of 400+ years, the English language has changed in many ways-which is why today's students often find Shakespeare's idiom difficult to comprehend.Simply Shakespeare offers an excellent solution to their problem. Introducing each play is a general essay covering Shakespeare's life and times. At the beginning of each of the five acts in every play, a two-page spread describes what is about to take place. The story's background is explained, followed by brief descriptions of key people who will appear in the act, details students should watch for as the story unfolds, discussion of the play's historical context, how the play was staged in Shakespeare's day, and explanation of puns and plays on words that occur in characters' dialogues. Identifying icons preceding each of these study points are printed in a second color, then are located again as cross-references in the play's original text. For instance, where words spoken by a person in the play offer insights into his or another character's personality, the "Characters" icon will appear as a cross-reference in both the introductory spread and the play proper. Following each act, a closing spread presents questions and discussion points for use as teachers' aids. Guided by the inspiring format of this fine new series, both teachers and students will come to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare as never before
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Romeo & Juliet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BDZ0005002103
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9780764120855
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001043310
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Romeo & Juliet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
BDZ0005002103
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Isbn
9780764120855
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001043310
Other physical details
ill.

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