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Understanding Romeo and Juliet : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents

Author: Alan Hager
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
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Offers a literary analysis of the classic play and includes discussions of its performance history, historical context, and modern interpretations. Hager (English, the State University of New York-Cortland) draws from both historical and contemporary materials to examine the classic play from many perspectives. He explores subjects as specific as copycat suicide based on fictional models, and as general as the  Read more...
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Hager, Alan, 1940-
Understanding Romeo and Juliet.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607445028
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hager
ISBN: 0313296162 9780313296161
OCLC Number: 40158948
Description: xviii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Analysis of Romeo and Juliet --
Narrative backgrounds to Romeo and Juliet --
The narrative source of Romeo and Juliet --
The lyrical source of Romeo and Juliet: Sir Philip Sidney and the Elizabethan sonnet --
The performance history of Romeo and Juliet --
The historical context of Romeo and Juliet --
Romeo and Juliet in the 1990s.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Responsibility: Alan Hager.

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A collection of primary materials and commentary on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Designed to help students of the play, it highlights aspects of the play's context, discusses its narrative  Read more...

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