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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Southampton, younger than Shakespeare by ten years, is the only person to
whom he personally dedicated works. The Earl may have been a close friend,
perhaps even the beautiful and adored young man whom Shakespeare
celebrates in ...
... and John Fletcher; known in its own time as All is True) 1613 Cardenio (by
Shakespeare and Fletcher; lost) 1613 The Two Noble Kinsmen (by Shakespeare
and Fletcher) 1613–14 Introduction TOO SWIFT, TOO SLOW Live fast, die young.
Live fast, die young. Or so an influential motto from the later decades of the
twentieth century has it, inspired by the life and early death of the film star James
Dean. But what does it mean? You can take it as encapsulating a great Romantic
Stern-minded moralists try to blame the young lovers for their own early deaths.
Arthur Brooke, for example, who provided Shakespeare with his immediate
source for the story (see below), describes them as 'a couple of unfortunate
The idea that a young man and woman might decide for themselves has become
sufficiently familiar to readers and audiences in the rich First World that there's a
danger of forgetting how novel and exciting it once was, what a 'prodigious birth'
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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
The Play in Performance
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