The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's timeless story of star-crossed lovers.
One of the Bard's most popular plays, this is both the quintessential story of young love and a cautionary tale of the tragedy that can occur when the forces of passion and familial pride are at odds.
This title in the Signet Classics Shakespeare series includes:
An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
A special introduction to the play by the editor, J.A. Bryant, Jr.
The source from which Shakespeare derived Romeo and Juliet, Arthur Brooke's The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet
Dramatic criticism from Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Michael Goldman, and others
A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of Romeo and Juliet
Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable format