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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

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Part of Shakespeare in Production

  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521667692

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  • Romeo and Juliet is not only one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, it is one of the most popular stories in the world. Yet while the play has rarely been off the stage, it has undergone radical transformations in performance. It has been abridged, rewritten, given a happy ending, reset in other times and places, and adapted into other media. While retaining its appeal as a definitive love story, Romeo and Juliet has been a dynamic and unstable performance text, endlessly reinvented to suit differing cultural needs. This edition provides a detailed, thorough and readable account of the play in production. The introduction examines shifts in interpretation, textual adaptations and staging innovations over four centuries of theatrical production. The commentary gives detailed examples of how different performers, from Henry Irving and Ellen Terry to Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, have brought life and death to Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

    • An edition of the play which emphasizes performance history
    • Useful for scholars, actors and directors
    • Includes both history of the plays and detailed commentary on actors' interpretations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521667692
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Series editors' preface
    Editor's note
    List of abbreviations
    Select chronology of English-language performances
    Introduction
    Romeo and Juliet and commentary
    Index.

  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    James N. Loehlin, University of Texas, Austin
    James N. Loehlin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Henry V in the Manchester University Press Shakespeare in Performance series, as well as a number of articles and reviews regarding Shakespeare on stage and film. He is also Director of the Shakespeare at Winedale program, a University of Texas summer course dedicated to the intensive study of Shakespeare through performance.

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