Romeo and Juliet
Penguin UK, 7.04.2005 г. - 320 страници
'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' Harold Bloom
Her father chose her as his executor over her eight sisters and his four
stepchildren when she was only in her late teens, which suggests that she was of
more than average practical ability. Her husband John, a glover, apparently
unable to ...
But there are far more fathers than mothers, sons than daughters, in his plays,
few if any of which require more than the company's normal complement of three
or four boys. The company played primarily in London's public playhouses –
'What is love? 'Tis not hereafter', sings Feste in Twelfth Night. 'Youth's a stuff will
not endure' (II.3.45, 50). But youth cut off in its prime is a 'stuff' that can endure in
art, in memory, in the golden monuments the bereaved fathers agree to provide ...
the golden monuments the bereaved fathers agree to provide for their dead
offspring (V.3.299–304). Amidst the well-populated canon of tragic lovers, Romeo
and Juliet achieve their celebrity by the combination of their youth, the mutuality
... lovers themselves and the parents they disobey, but to the other characters on
stage who go between them, whose 'good counsel' they so urgently need, most
notably the Friar and the Nurse, the surrogate father and mother, the 'old folks'.
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