William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is considered by many to be the greatest writer in history. Everyone is instantly familiar with classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello and many others. In total, the “Bard of Avon” is credited with almost 40 plays, 154 sonnets and many poems.
This version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet includes a table of contents.
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...equals "for never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo," as Shakespeare concludes.
I've recently undertaken a project to read if not all of Shakespeare, at least a significant portion. Like many others, I have not read one of the most preeminent, if not the most, authors of the English language since high school. How and why that is a normal outcome of the standard educational process is "beyond the scope of this review," to quote a bit of jargon from my school days. I started with two plays I had read in high school, the classical works, Hamlet and Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library). High drama, insights into the human condition, certainly of those seeking power (as well as avoiding that pursuit!),...
This review review is directed entirely at the Kindle edition by an unknown publishing house, Waskeep Publishing. It's cover has a passing similarity to Penguin editions of Shakespeare's plays, but that is where the resemblance stops. The volume has NOTHING except the bare play, and an active table of contents. There is no introduction and there are no notes. Virtually every Shakespearean play by Penguin, Oxford, and Modern Library has all these things, plus line numbers to track lines across various printings. What is worse is that in some cases, the name to indicate who is speaking is ambiguous, as when it says "Friar". There are two friars in the play, Friar Lawrence and Friar John. You cannot tell the difference between the two, except when they first enter a scene. There is a much better Kindle edition as part of the Yale University editions of Shakespeare, with full annotations, an introductory essay, and a concluding essay by Harold Bloom. It also has the line numbers...
The play is written as Shakespeare wrote it. The only problem I have is sometimes it is difficult to identify which character is talking. Plus, the stage direction are not all there. In my opinion, those are necessary to explain emotions and let the reader know when someone has left the stage.
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