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  1. Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Oxford World's Classics)
    Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Oxford World's Classics)
    Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Oxford World's Classics)
    Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Oxford World's Classics)
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  2. Romeo and Juliet: The Oxford Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet (Oxford World's Classics)

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    Price R471.00

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This innovative edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 quarto but also of the short, or "bad" quarto of 1597, regarding each as witness to a "mobile text" which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it and which has continued to evolve throughout its richly varied history, both in the theatre and in film, television, opera, and ballet. The more familiar 1599 text is accompanied by a detailed explanatory commentary. The Introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, and shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Customer Video Review Length:: 4:42 Mins

This is a very well made coloring book which illustrates “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. The line drawings are very well done and very pretty. I do wish there might have been a few more designs of the actual characters in the play rather than props, etc. Apart from that little nit, I am happy with the book in other ways.

The cover is in black print on white (with elements you can color) with orange foil highlights on the front. Both covers fold out with pretty patterns that you can color if you choose to do so.

The story is excerpted with many of the most memorable lines included. There is quite a focus on the end where Romeo and Juliet both die, so it is not a sugar-coated version. It stays true to the actual play.

The coloring book has been published by the Doubleday's Books for Young Readers but it is not a child's book. The drawings are intricate and detailed enough for any... Read more
I am a high-school English teacher, and have been examining the various versions of electronic versions of Romeo and Juliet for my Kindle Fire. I am looking at readability of the text, quality of explanations, another addtional features, and of course, price.

Basic Features: This version features very readable formatting. The lines appear in the correct format (i.e. lines of iambic pentameter), and spaces separate each speaker. There are extensive footnotes, accessable through a link that takes you to a page of footnotes (and an easy to use back to to page link). Line numbers are provided (a very rare feature in electronic version of Shakespeare)!

While the Ignatius Critical Edition is one of the pricier editions of Romeo and Juliet at $5.99, it includes several engaging critical essays, ranging in topic from the language and poetry of Shakespeare in the play to film and stage adaptations to love and politics. These critical essays are likely the reason for... Read more
I've been "collecting" books for my two grandgals - the oldest is only 3 years old - to read when they get a bit older. I saw this book, "Romeo and Juliet" in a magazine article about children's books and bought it, though my gals won't read it - or be read from it - for a few years. But, what a beautiful book! The text is a mixture of Shakespeare's verse with prose and artwork by Lisbeth Zwerger.The story is simplified from the play - down to perhaps a 5 or 6 year old's level - but it interested this ancient gammy. The illustrations are just superb, drawn in a muted color pallet, the art goes brilliantly with the text.

I'm not sure the age appropriate for this book because it seems to be appreciated by children through adult. All ages will find something to appreciate about this book. And I think it might be part of a series by Zwerger.
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