Romeo and Juliet (contemporary Shakespeare) Modern Text with Introduction by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet (contemporary Shakespeare) Modern Text with Introduction

Written by William Shakespeare
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Part of the The Contemporary Shakespeare Series Series


Romeo and Juliet (contemporary Shakespeare) Modern Text with Introduction by William Shakespeare

A modernized text updates the usage and grammar of Shakespeare's classic play about doomed lovers and warring families.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later.

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140 pages


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University Press of America

Publication date

1st April 1984



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