- Tapa blanda: 160 páginas
- Editor: William Collins (15 de septiembre de 2011)
- Colección: Collins Classics
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0007902360
- ISBN-13: 978-0007902361
- Valoración media de los clientes: 4.7 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (3 opiniones de clientes)
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº38.829 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Romeo and Juliet (Collins Classics) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 15 sep 2011
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
‘Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.’
Arguably the greatest love story ever told, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet continues to touch modern audiences with its passionate depiction of the tragic romance between two young lovers. With a bitter feud between their respective families, Romeo and Juliet’s love is troubled from the start, and through their relationship, Shakespeare shows the fine line between love, hatred, comedy and tragedy.
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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright the world has seen. He produced an astonishing amount of work; 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and 5 poems. He died on 23rd April 1616, aged 52, and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
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I think one of my first problems was that I read Shakespeare with the wrong mindset. I went in thinking that he was some romantic poet and all of his plays were in some way philosophical. I'm not illiterate, and yes the afore sentence is somewhat true-I still din't have the right perspective.
What made me realize was this book. Romeo and Juliet. Classic love story is what I expected. What I got was a satirical comedy and a whole lot of insight. The way that Shakespeare wrote it, really was pure genius. It's hilarious and I'm glad that i'm able to understand that now. It was more of a witty ballad and I loved reading it. The character Romeo and Mercutio were my favorite-due to the absolute irony and hilarity of their dialogue.
I'm delighted to understand, and I feel like I can really get a feel for any of his plays now. It was purely enjoyable to read Romeo and Juliet. I have a lot more appreciation for the famous playwright.
Romeo, on his behalf, is truly besotted with Juliet. He admires her beauty more than her courage and, like most men when in love, shows himself a pathetic spectacle. However, he loves her and cannot live without her. He only has eyes and, what's really important, heart for her. That is why, when he receives news of her death, he decides to go to her tomb and kill himself there. The ill-fated destiny plays these lovers a bad hand when Romeo does not get a letter in time explaining his beloved's circumstances for her death.
I enjoyed Shakespeare's language the most during the first half of the book. When Romeo climbs to Juliet's window and stays with her for a few hours in the night (the only time the young lovers have for each other throughout the play). He expresses his love with unforgettable lines. He wishes he would be someone else, so that he could love her freely: "Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized." (2.2.54)
This edition by the Folger Library has new comments and offers historical background on the life of William Shakespeare as well his times and his theatre. Dimensions of The Globe and explanations on how the plays were acted are shown in detail; together with illustrations of engravings of the period. It all helps to give a good understanding of the play. If, like me, you are new to Shakespeare, you will find the left pages in the book an invaluable resource since they are like a mini-dictionary clarifying words, idiomatic expressions of the era and even full verses. Above all, fear not; and dare to dive into this torrent of love.