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The Resource Romeo and Juliet, edited by Jill L. Levenson

Romeo and Juliet, edited by Jill L. Levenson

Label
Romeo and Juliet
Title
Romeo and Juliet
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jill L. Levenson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This edition of one of Shakespeare's most popular and attractive plays adopts a radically new approach to the text. It offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 'good' quarto, but also of the short, or bàd' quarto of 1597, regarding each as an independent witness to a 'mobile text' which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it. The longer and more familiar text, first printed in 1599, is presented along with a detailed explanatory commentary sensitive to both literary and theatrical issues. The earlier, shorter text is annotated only where it differs significantly from the later." "In addition to considering issues of performance, the introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, a form which changed the story in subtle ways as it crossed national boundaries from Italy to France to England. It shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism, and illuminates his artistic experimentations with poetry, style, rhetoric, and dramatic form."--Jacket
  • "This edition of one of Shakespeare's most popular and attractive plays adopts a radically new approach to the text. It offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 'good' quarto, but also of the short, or bàd' quarto of 1597, regarding each as an independent witness to a 'mobile text' which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it. The longer and more familiar text, first printed in 1599, is presented along with a detailed explanatory commentary sensitive to both literary and theatrical issues. The earlier, shorter text is annotated only where it differs significantly from the later." "In addition to considering issues of performance, the introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, a form which changed the story in subtle ways as it crossed national boundaries from Italy to France to England. It shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism, and illuminates his artistic experimentations with poetry, style, rhetoric, and dramatic form."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakespeare, William
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2831.A2
LC item number
L48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levenson, Jill L
Series statement
The Oxford Shakespeare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juliet
  • Conflict of generations
  • Vendetta
  • Youth
  • Romeo
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Verona (Italy)
Label
Romeo and Juliet, edited by Jill L. Levenson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Romeo and Juliet narrative before Shakespeare. Myth ; Novella -- 'Romeo and Juliet' : the play. Love, death, and adolescence ; Patriarchy ; Style and genre. Rhetoric ; Tragedy, comedy, sonnet -- Performance history. Initial staging ; Restoration to the late twentieth century -- Date(s) -- The mobile text. Quarto 1 (1597) ; Quarto 2 (1599) and its derivatives ; Quarto 1 and Quarto 2 : provenance -- Editorial procedures. Abbreviations and references -- The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo and Juliet -- An excellent conceited tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Q1)
Control code
41991397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 450 pages
Isbn
9780198129370
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99041084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)41991397
Label
Romeo and Juliet, edited by Jill L. Levenson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Romeo and Juliet narrative before Shakespeare. Myth ; Novella -- 'Romeo and Juliet' : the play. Love, death, and adolescence ; Patriarchy ; Style and genre. Rhetoric ; Tragedy, comedy, sonnet -- Performance history. Initial staging ; Restoration to the late twentieth century -- Date(s) -- The mobile text. Quarto 1 (1597) ; Quarto 2 (1599) and its derivatives ; Quarto 1 and Quarto 2 : provenance -- Editorial procedures. Abbreviations and references -- The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo and Juliet -- An excellent conceited tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Q1)
Control code
41991397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 450 pages
Isbn
9780198129370
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99041084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)41991397

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