Romeo and Juliet - The Complete Play by William Shakespeare
  

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Romeo and Juliet - The Complete Play by William Shakespeare

This book contains the complete text of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with straightforward notes on each page to explain the use of language, characterisation, themes, historical context and more. This edition has been revised and updated to be as helpful as possible for writing GCSE essays, with a range of practice questions to test students' understanding of each Act. There's also an introductory section that provides useful background on Shakespearean theatre, plus a comic-strip summary of the plot at the back of the book.

About the Author

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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Paperback
90 pages

Author

William Shakespeare
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Publication date

31st August 2002

ISBN

9781841461229


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