Selected titles from the popular, trusted and best-selling series - Cambridge School Shakespeare - are being published in a new edition. Each title is fully updated and refreshed yet remains faithful to the Cambridge School Shakespeare active approach, which treats the play as theatre and the text as script, enabling students to inhabit the imaginative world of the play in an accessible, meaningful and creative way. New and revised activities throughout - including expanded sections on characters, language, and performance history - give improved support for the KS3 SATs and GCSE coursework. In addition, the new edition includes exciting new features such as a visually stunning eight-page section packed with full-colour production photographs.
Table of Contents
List of characters; Romeo and Juliet; The story of Romeo and Juliet; Characters; The oppositions of Romeo and Juliet; Why did Romeo and Juliet die?; The language of Romeo and Juliet; Romeo and Juliet in performance; William Shakespeare.
romeo is desperately in love with the beautiful rosaline, when he finds himself in a party hosted by the head capulet himself. it is there he beholds the beautiful juliet, falls instantly in love with her and the rest, as they say, is history. do not miss this landmark in english (and world wide) literature
Of course this is an immortal story that has been read for centuries and at least one beautiful motion picture has been based on it. But, I guess I'm a "dunce" because I never could understand much of the dialogue. "What he say?" was my reaction to much of it. But, I discovered these Folger Shakespeare Library editions that have the dialogue as written by Shakespeare in Elizabethan English on the right side of the page and the "translations" and explanations on the left. Wow! That format makes it very easy to enjoy this book without going to a dictionary every 90 seconds or so! And, for teachers, I think they'll be overjoyed when they see the positive results they could get in clas!
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