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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare, Eric Rasmussen and Jonathan Bate


ISBN: 9780230232082
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With outstanding on-page explanatory notes, an in-depth scene-by-scene summary and fascinating interviews with actors David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath and director Michael Attenborough, this fresh edition from the Royal Shakespeare Company offers enlightening new approaches to Shakespeare's tragic love story.
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ISBN: 9780230232082
ANNOTATION:
With outstanding on-page explanatory notes, an in-depth scene-by-scene summary and fascinating interviews with actors David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath and director Michael Attenborough, this fresh edition from the Royal Shakespeare Company offers enlightening new approaches to Shakespeare's tragic love story.

Annotation

With outstanding on-page explanatory notes, an in-depth scene-by-scene summary and fascinating interviews with actors David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath and director Michael Attenborough, this fresh edition from the Royal Shakespeare Company offers enlightening new approaches to Shakespeare's tragic love story.

Publisher Description

From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of the most famous of all love stories. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Romeo and Juliet in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are three interviews with a leading director and two actors - Michael Attenborough, David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath - providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare's career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended - as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare's works for the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

JONATHAN BATE is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK, and the editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was praised by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as "the best modern book on Shakespeare." In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education'.

ERIC RASMUSSEN is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA, and the Textual Editor of The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project - one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. For over nine years he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- About the Text.- Key Facts.- Romeo and Juliet .- Textual Notes.- Scene-by-scene Analysis.- Romeo and Juliet in Performance: the RSC and Beyond.- Four Centuries of Romeo and Juliet: An Overview.- At the RSC.- The Director's Cut: Interview with Michael Attenborough.- David Tennant on playing Romeo.- Alexandra Gilbreath on playing Juliet.- Shakespeare's Career in the Theatre.- Shakespeare's Works: a Chronology.- Further Reading and Viewing.- References.- Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

Review

'A triumphant addition to our times.' - Fiona Shaw, The Times

Product Details

Author
William Shakespeare, Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0230232086
ISBN-13
9780230232082
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate
Pages
216
Publication Date
2009-08-26
Series
The Rsc Shakespeare
Illustrations
216 p.
Publisher
Macmillan Education Uk