Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies and has provoked a rich diversity of interpretations. Definitively passionate, it is much more than the archetypal love story: the play tests the limits of tragedy and comedy, challenges gender roles and explores the nature of language. In this Reader's Guide, Gillian Woods: a€c surveys key critical responses to Romeo and Juliet, from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century a€c plots a clear route through the vast array of debates, identifying chronological and thematic connections and explaining contexts a€c investigates major issues and approaches such as deconstruction, psychoanalytical criticism, feminism and queer theory a€c discusses film adaptations, including Baz Luhrmann's 1996 box-office hit William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Authoritative and accessible, this invaluable Guide provides students, teachers and researchers with a panorama of the play's critical history in all its dynamic variety.Given the sexual nature of Mercutioa#39;s language, his aggression also has a a#39; phallic componenta#39; that Porter relates ... In Romeo and Juliet Mercutio remains after death in explicit references to him that indicate both a continued influence and a sense of loss. ... As an audience, we miss Mercutio in a way that we do not miss Lady Montague (whose non-attendance at the ... is intriguing, and more plausibly suggests that Mercutioa#39;s influence may lie beneath even the last lines of the play.

Title:Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Author:Gillian Woods
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-12-07


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