Romeo and Juliet
Penguin UK, 7.04.2005 г. - 320 страници
'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' Harold Bloom
The Montagues and Capulets seem less like nobles than well-to-do citizens, the
latter in particular. There is plenty of food and drink. The servant sent out with
invitations to the feast boasts of his master 'the great rich Capulet' (I.2.78) and the
It is true that by comparison with the Trojan War and the fate of the Roman
Empire, the feud of the Montagues and Capulets might seem a petty affair,
however dignified by being a matter of 'ancient grudge'. But the legendary heroes
who stalk ...
It welcomes in the outside world, even – and this is important for qualifying our
sense of the family feud – the odd Montague. There is the Great Chamber where
the dancing takes place and the kitchen offstage where they curse the Nurse, call
His cell is an altogether more inward place than the shadowy 'old Free-town, our
common judgement-place', to which at the end of the first street-brawl the Prince
summons Montague (though not Capulet). This latter is not a particularly ...
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