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Romeo and Juliet

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New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004.
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xxvii, 222 pages ; 20 cm.
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 450L

"Raffel's glossings are almost without exception accurate and scholarly and some of them will be downright revelatory. The attention he pays to sound and rhythm in his notes will remind students they should be reading Shakespeare aloud and that there is pleasure in doing so."--Dale Richardson, Sewanee: The University of the South Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most read and beloved of all stage works. This extensively annotated version of the play to date makes it completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first century and offers a rich resource for students, teachers, and the general reader. Eminent linguist and translator Burton Raffel offers generous help with vocabulary and usage of Elizabethan English, pronunciation, prosody, and alternative readings of phrases and lines. His on-page annotations provide readers with the tools they need to comprehend the play and begin to explore its many possible interpretations. This version of Romeo and Juliet isunparalleled for its thoroughness and adherence to sound linguistic principles. In his introduction, Raffel provides historical and social contexts that increase the reader's understanding of the play. And in a concluding essay, Harold Bloom argues that Romeo and Juliet isunmatched in the world's literature "as a vision of an uncompromising love that perishes of its own idealism and intensity."

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Includes bibliographical references.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, W., Raffel, B., & Bloom, H. (2004). Romeo and Juliet. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Burton. Raffel and Harold. Bloom. 2004. Romeo and Juliet. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Burton. Raffel and Harold. Bloom, Romeo and Juliet. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

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Shakespeare, William, Burton Raffel, and Harold Bloom. Romeo and Juliet. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. Print.

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