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Description - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

'Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing death!' Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Shakespeare's immortal drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers, rival dynasties and bloody revenge. Romeo and Juliet is a hymn to youth and the thrill of forbidden love, charged with sexual passion and violence, but also a warning of death- a dazzling combination of bawdy comedy and high tragedy. 'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it.' Harold Bloom General Introduction on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan theatre by Stanley Wells Edited by T. J. B. Spencer With an introduction by Adrian Poole

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141396477
ISBN-10: 0141396474
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Adrian Poole is Reader in English and Comparative Literature and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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