This major new edition of Shakespeare´s greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet´s. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare´s use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. The richly illustrated introduction looks at the play´s exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. René Weis discusses the play´s critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann´s seminal film Romeo + Juliet. This is an authoritative edition from a leading scholar, giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play.
The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers a new, modern-spelling text, collated and edited from all existing printings on-page commentary and notes explain meaning, staging, allusions, and much else detailed introduction considers composition, sources, performances, and changing critical attitudes to the play illustrated with production photographs and related art full index to introduction and commentary durable sewn binding for lasting use not simply a better text but a new conception of Shakespeare. This is a major achievement of twentieth- century scholarship. Times Literary Supplement ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World´s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford´s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.