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Romeo (Fictitious character)

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Works: 507 works in 1,392 publications in 26 languages and 58,010 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Romance films  Tragedies (Drama)  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gangster films  Comic books, strips, etc 
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
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    The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    446 editions published between 1599 and 2016 in 27 languages and held by 18,404 libraries worldwide
    Professor Evans helps the reader to visualise the stage action of Romeo and Juliet . His history of the play in the theatre is followed by a lucid commentary which alerts the reader to the difficulties of language, thought and staging. For this updated edition Thomas Moisan has added an account of the number of important professional theatre productions and the large output of scholarly criticism on the play which have appeared in recent years
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( file )
    76 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 2,322 libraries worldwide
    The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall in love they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    53 editions published between 1879 and 2016 in English and German and held by 2,268 libraries worldwide
    Two different versions of Romeo and Juliet were published during Shakespeare's lifetime: the second quarto of 1599, on which modern editions are usually based, and the first quarto of 1597. The latter version was long denigrated as a 'bad' quarto', but recent scholarship sees in it a crucial witness for the theatrical practices of Shakespeare and his company. The shorter of the two versions by about one quarter, the first quarto has high-paced action, fuller stage directions than the second quarto, and fascinating alternatives to the famous speeches in the longer version. The introduction to this edition provides a full discussion of the origins of the first quarto, before analysing its distinguishing features and presenting a concise history of the 1597 version. The text is provided with a full collation and commentary which alert the reader to crucial differences between the first and the second quartos
    Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    15 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 1,856 libraries worldwide
    In the gentle streets of fair Verona, a clash of servants between the warring Montagues and Capulets sets the wheels of fate in motion. At a masked ball, the lovelorn Romeo spies the beautiful Juliet and the two soon fall madly in love, only to feel despair once their true identities are revealed. Matters worsen when Romeo slays Tybalt, a nephew of the Capulets, and is banished from the city. Only the intervention of a loyal friar and nurse can right the course of true love. But a rush to judgment spells the end of the young lovers' earthly union
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    33 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
    Baz Luhrmann's unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story, with the setting moved from Renaissance-era Verona to modern-day southern California
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by Bruce Coville( Book )
    1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
    A simplified prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about two young people who defy their warring families' prejudices and dare to fall in love
    Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    18 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
    An animated adaptation of the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Therein, two teenagers from warring houses fall in love
    Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by Michael Rosen( Book )
    3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
    A prose retelling, incorporating lines from the play, of the tragic consequences of a deadly feud between two rival families in Renaissance Verona
    The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo & Juliet : a play by William Shakespeare by Gareth Hinds( Book )
    3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
    "She's a Capulet. He's a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don't know they're from rival families-- and when they find out, they don't care. Their love is honest and raw and all-consuming. But it's also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together? In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare's original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare's Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page."--
    Juliet's nurse : a novel by Lois Leveen( Book )
    3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
    A "new telling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, told from the perspective of Juliet's nurse. In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become the wet-nurse to their newborn baby. As she serves her beloved Juliet over the next fourteen years, the nurse learns the Cappelletti's darkest secrets. Those secrets-- and the nurse's deep personal grief-- erupt across five momentous days of love and loss that destroy a daughter, and a family"--Amazon.com
    Romeo & Juliet by Billy Aronson( Book )
    1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
    A prose retelling of Shakespeare's drama in which young lovers attempt to defy fate
    Romeo & Juliet : the graphic novel by John F McDonald( Book )
    18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
    YA. Romance. Graphic Novel. The tragic tale of doomed love, set in Verona, Italy, where the Montagues and the Capulets constantly feud and bring unrest to the city. So how could love survive between Romeo Montague have with Juliet Capulet? Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. This best selling title in the Classical Comics range appears now in a library binding, making the presentation even more stunning than the popular hardbacks. To support the use of this title in the classroom, photocopiable teachers resources are available that offer lesson plans and activities from 6th grade and up
    Understanding Romeo and Juliet : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by Alan Hager( Book )
    3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
    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 nature of vendetta and group violence. Following a literary analysis, there are commentary and primary documents on its narrative backgrounds, and discussions of its performance history, historical context, and modern interpretations such as the recent film with Leonardo DiCaprio. The tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has touched the hearts of young and old for nearly four hundred years. In this work, Alan Hager has compiled a rich collection of primary and contemporary materials ranging from information about the earliest performances of Romeo and Juliet to discussions of suicide in the 1990s. Designed to help students of the play, Understanding Romeo and Juliet highlights many different aspects of the play's context. Such aspects include a discussion about religions of love in the East and West, an examination of vendetta and collective violence, and an analysis of the play in the context of classical and medieval thought. Hager relates the work to issues as recent as the so-called Werther Syndrome (copycat suicide based on fictional models) and as remote as the notion of reincarnated love such as that of Rama and Sita in the Sanskrit epic Ramayana
    Romeo and Juliet : ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( visu )
    3 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 505 libraries worldwide
    The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
    Romeo & Juliet by Adam McKeown( Book )
    4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
    A prose retelling of William Shakespeare's play about two young people who fall in love despite their families' age-old feud. Includes background information, character summary, and commonly asked questions
    Romeo and/or Juliet : a chooseable-path adventure by Ryan North( Book )
    3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
    What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? You get to decide if there should be romance, epic fight scenes ... or robot suits! Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, you'll discover a new experience every time you read it. It's the first book with an unlockable character. Choose well, and you may even get to the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene
    Bright smoke, cold fire by Rosamund Hodge( Book )
    2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
    Bound by her family's magical heritage to punish their enemies, Juliet nearly loses her life trying to execute her beloved Romeo for killing her cousin, a situation that compels her guardian, Paris, to uncover dark secrets about their walled city
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 422 libraries worldwide
    Presents the text of Shakespeare's play of unrequited love and contains extensive annotations that provide context, pronunciation, and alternative readings and phrasings
    The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet : with a new and updated critical essays and a reviwed bibliography by William Shakespeare( Book )
    3 editions published in 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 353 libraries worldwide
    Set during five of the most intensely dramatic days ever portrayed, ROMEO AND JULIET was probably written in 1594 or 1595, and first published in a 1597 edition, as transcribed by actors who had performed it. Other editions appeared later, but even the more authoritative versions, such as that of 1599--probably drawn from Shakespeare's own manuscript copies--lack the detailed stage directions present in the actors' transcription; thus, modern editions incorporate several sources. ROMEO AND JULIET is among the most oft performed of Shakespeare's works, and it has been among the most beloved since its earliest days on the stage. Though the title page of the 1597 edition declares that ROMEO AND JULIET had been performed and enjoyed many times prior to its publication, the first extant direct record of the events of a production refer to a 1662 staging, in which the play was probably adapted or altered--adaption was particularly popular in the 17th century. One London stage ran different conclusions on alternative nights; audiences who went home glum on Friday could be uplifted by the play's ending if they returned on Saturday night. The story of ROMEO AND JULIET was derived by Shakespeare from many sources. The version most contemporary to his own was the 1562 poem "The Tragicall History of Romeus and Iuliet" by Arthur Brooke, which itself was an adaptation of a French piece by Pierre Boaistuau, which Boaistuau had adapted from the Italian. Indeed, aspects of the tragic story have recurred throughout Western literature since at least the third century. Shakespeare greatly intensified the pace by compressing a piece which had unfolded over the course of several months into the space of five days--a period in which much transpires at daybreak, including the famous balcony scene where Romeo declares, "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?/It is the east, and Juliet is the sun." Romeo is forced to approach Juliet in secret because of the impassioned rivalry between his family, the Montagues--and Juliet's, the Capulets. Despite the intensity of their family's mutual disdain, the young lovers strive to marry. However, fate intervenes to keep them apart, and, when the Montagues and Capulets discover the folly of their ways, it's too late for Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo & Juliet by Martin Powell( Book )
    4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
    A graphic novel adaptation of William Shakespeare's play about two young lovers in Verona, whose families are enemies
 
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