Romeo and Juliet
Penguin UK, 7.04.2005 г. - 320 страници
'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' Harold Bloom
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We the audience are the nearest thing to a witness, and this should make us
uneasy, partly responsible, a bit like the third person on stage here apart from the
lovers, Friar Laurence himself. When it comes to judging the three characters ...
When Juliet hurtles onstage for her marriage to Romeo, Friar Laurence greets
her with one of the play's most telling reflections: 'Here comes the lady. O, so light
a foot | Will ne'er wear out the everlasting flint' (II.6.16–17). So far from wearing it
Friar Laurence seems at times a walking compendium of Good Advice, almost as
much of a slave to the language he speaks, and through which he thinks, as the
early, Petrarchan Romeo. 'O, what learning is!' exclaims the Nurse after the Friar
The audience knows with Friar Laurence that the corpse is not for real, while
Capulet, his wife, the Nurse and Paris all believe that it is. Modern performances
often dodge the difficulty of a vocal formality that is alien to naturalistic theatre, ...
... grove of sycamore, Friar Laurence's cell, Juliet's bedroom or at least its window
ledge, the apothecary's shop in Mantua, the Capulet tomb, the sisterhood of holy
nuns where the Friar desperately promises he'll dispose of Juliet (V.3.156– 7).
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Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare. Folger Shakespeare Library. 1992. As I said above, this was a book club selection. Cannot remember when I last read this play, but I loved reading it this time ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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A classic book that has been rehashed and regurgitated ad nauseum for almost 500 years, it's little surprise why screenwriters and book authors keep on basing stories from this tragic love story of ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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