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Juliet (Fictitious character)

Works: 691 works in 1,267 publications in 5 languages and 54,635 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film adaptations  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Television plays  Television adaptations 
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
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    The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    124 editions published between 1814 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 12,993 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
    Letters to Juliet by Gary Winick( visu )
    6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,840 libraries worldwide
    In Verona, Italy, the beautiful city where Romeo first met Juliet, there is a place where the heartbroken leave notes asking Juliet for her help. It's there that aspiring writer Sophie finds a 50-year-old letter that will change her life forever. As she sets off on a romantic journey of the heart with the letter's author, Claire, now a grandmother, and her handsome grandson, all three will discover that sometimes the greatest love story ever told is your own
    The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    28 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,680 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 and Juliet by William Shakespeare( file )
    11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,443 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
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( file )
    16 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
    In this timeless tragedy, two young lovers from warring families defy fate to be together. Juliet is a Capulet, Romeo a Montague, but the two star-crossed lovers nevertheless swear eternal devotion to each other. And in the play's unforgettable denouement, they suffer the cruelest of consequences
    Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    12 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
    Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
    William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,134 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 )
    2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and English and held by 1,035 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 and Juliet by William Shakespeare( file )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers"[1] whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. [Adapted from]
    Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by Michael Rosen( Book )
    3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 870 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
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
    "This edition of one of Shakespeare's most popular and attractive plays adopts a radically new approach to the text. It offers modernized texts not only of the 1599 'good' quarto, but also of the short, or b̀ad' quarto of 1597, regarding each as an independent witness to a 'mobile text' which changed in composition as Shakespeare wrote it. The longer and more familiar text, first printed in 1599, is presented along with a detailed explanatory commentary sensitive to both literary and theatrical issues. The earlier, shorter text is annotated only where it differs significantly from the later." "In addition to considering issues of performance, the introduction traces the Romeo and Juliet narrative from its origins in myth through its adaptation in the novella, a form which changed the story in subtle ways as it crossed national boundaries from Italy to France to England. It shows how Shakespeare's transmutation of the story reflects contemporary concerns with love, death, adolescence, and patriarchism, and illuminates his artistic experimentations with poetry, style, rhetoric, and dramatic form."--Jacket
    Romeo and Juliet ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( visu )
    10 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 655 libraries worldwide
    The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
    The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Romeo & Juliet : a play by William Shakespeare by Gareth Hinds( Book )
    4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 642 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 allconsuming. 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."--Provided by publisher
    Romeo & Juliet by Billy Aronson( Book )
    1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
    A prose retelling of Shakespeare's drama in which young lovers attempt to defy fate
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Book )
    6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
    An edition of Shakespeare's tragedy, including discussion of its plot, characters, themes, language, production, and author
    Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( visu )
    3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 572 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
    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 549 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 & Juliet by Martin Powell( file )
    5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
    A graphic novel adaptation of William Shakespeare's play about two young lovers in Verona, whose families are enemies
    Juliet's nurse : a novel by Lois Leveen( Book )
    4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 524 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"
    Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by Adam Sexton( Book )
    8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Indonesian and held by 468 libraries worldwide
    Feuding families - the Montagues and Capulets. Star-crossed lovers - Romeo and Juliet. A street brawl and a masquerade ball. Comedy and tragedy. Murder and revenge. True romance. A secret marriage. A double suicide. This manga edition features a four-page introduction that sets the stage and a text that's abridged, but retains Shakespeare's original language, setting, and time. Packed with action and emotion, it is the ideal way to explore Shakespeare's timeless themes and appreciate his immortal love scenes
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