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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet | William Shakespeare
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This unique edition of Romeo and Juliet from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions.Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile 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.Romeo and Juliet belong to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, to expand the plot, developed supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original.Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops. Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.
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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Yes💘💘 9mo
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LitStephanie
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Although plays are meant to be seen, R&J has been so overdone that it was great to slow down and really enjoy the language by reading it with #shakespearereadalong. The beautiful imagery and witty comedic dialog never get old. In reading vs. watching, you also can't be distracted by the much older actors in most productions and remember that these were two kids dead because of the absurd hatred and customs of older generations.

batsy Yes! I think it's a play that's taken a life of its own in pop culture and become overburdened with symbolism, so it was really nice to go back to reading the play slowly and discussing 🙂 13mo
LitStephanie @batsy totally agree. 13mo
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LitStephanie
Romeo and Juliet | William Shakespeare

"There is thy gold--worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world Than these poor compounds that thou mayest not sell. I sell thee poison; thou hast sold me none." I love this speech from Romeo when he buys poison. Money is no doubt largely the reason the Montagues and Capulets, the two richest families in the area, started fighting in the first place. #shakespearereadalong

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WanderingBookaneer
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HOTPock3tt 🎉♥️🙌🏽 1y
xicanti 😍 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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KathyWheeler Love this! 2y
TheBookHippie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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KimberlyJuracich
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I love this. I realize there are problems with it. Just like everything else it‘s not perfect. I have heard plenty of arguments over it. But when you get down to it it is great. I don‘t think there is a story from Shakespeare I didn‘t.

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Infinityspace207
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“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”

Cathythoughts Oh ❤️ 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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My first lesson that I get to teach in 2021 is Romeo and Juliet for English 9. I have taught this twice now, and each time I've been asked to approach it in a completely different way. This time, the school wants the summative assessment to be an argumentative essay.

Time to read it again through that lens and see what I can come up with!

Buechersuechtling Uh, I‘d have no idea what to write in that essay. 🙊 Glad I‘m out of school. Do you share your ideas, please❓ 2y
Kimberlone I used to teach this to 9th graders years ago. I think I assigned an essay that was about the role of fate I 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling I'd be happy to share! I need to re-read it because my mind immediately went to what @Kimberlone said about fate. Ooh maybe we could argue whether fate played a role... I'll ponder that 🤔 2y
TheLudicReader We often ask kids to argue who or what (fate) they feel is most responsible for R & J‘s deaths. Always amazing to read who they pick. 2y
sgoffe I was a theatre major & one of my college professors hated Romeo & Juliet, he'd always say it wasn't a tragedy, it was a damn shame.
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LapReader
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Starting to unwind because I didn‘t know where I was or what day it was when I woke up this morning. May have also been thanks to the amount of wine consumed last night. The silly season is my favourite time of year.

Chrissyreadit This is a lovely space! 2y
Rissreads I also enjoyed a few drinks last night and was a bit furry this morning because of it! 2y
bookish_wookish Hey! Just checking in to see if you have shipped/received your #littlechristmasswap 2y
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Cazxxx
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TheSpineView ❤😍🤩 2y
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Cazxxx
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AkashaVampie Words to live by 2y
Cazxxx @AkashaVampie definitely 💕 2y
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EadieB
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Klou Perfect!! 👌 2y
EadieB @Klou Thanks! 2y
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TheEllieMo
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌹 2y
ozma.of.oz What a gorgeous color! ❤️🌹❤️ 2y
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Michellesibs
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've managed to live almost four decades without reading or watching this classic and I was pretty excited to get going. On paper this is my ideal story, boy meets girl, girl already has boy. In reality this wasnt my ideal at all, the play format is really not my jam and the theres only so much of 'yee art thou donkey' language that I can take.

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Troy Porras
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It was based on pure and eternal love. It proves the vow of “till death do us part“. It was a tragic love story. A young couple who were so inlove with each other and willing to risk everything for the sake of their love. It was also tackled in the story how we should learn to settle personal disputes as much as we could and as much as early as possible to avoid further disaster that would lead to a much bigger loss including lives.

MissYaremcio Great review Troy! Fun fact: out of all of Shakespeare's writing, “Romeo and Juliet“ has to be my least favourite piece of his... But good work! I was just missing the explanation of the symbol and the recommendation! Keep reading! 3y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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After reading If we were Villains I decided to read all the plays mentioned in the book. As I've never read any of Shakespeare's work.
And with Audible being nice and giving free access to some of the classics I picked this one up first.

Continue 👇🏻

Enchanted_Bibliophile I really enjoyed the story and the audio production was superb. But I don't think I have anything to compare it with as yet so for now I'm going with a average pick. Wil come back to it as soon as I have more exposure to his work. 3y
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#Shakespeare2020

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PaperbackPirate
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“These violent delights have violent ends...”

🦾 Anyone else excited for season 3 of Westworld tonight?

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DarcysMom
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TheEllieMo
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WanderingBookaneer
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umbrellagirl 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Amandajoy This meme started a conversation with my 11 year old stepson about why he should run away from any girl who thinks Romeo & Juliet is “so romantic.” 3y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3y
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Eggs
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arlenefinnigan
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#Lovefool #LilithJuly
Never watched this film, even though I studied Romeo and Juliet for my English Lit A level a year after it came out.
@KarenUK @Cinfhen

KarenUK I really enjoyed it, particularly visually, it was beautiful 💕 3y
Mtroiano This was a great movie! 3y
LiterRohde I loved this version of the play. Even used it as an example in my undergraduate thesis, “The Relevance and Importance of a Strong and Believable Voice in Literature” https://litsy.com/p/VXdxazg4VXY0 (edited) 3y
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AnneCecilie
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When I hear #Lovefool my mind immediately thinks of the 1996 movie adaption of Romeo and Juliet staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

Lovefool was played in the movie

#LilithJuly

Cinfhen Good memory ‼️ 3y
Mimi28 I‘m obsessed with that song!! Lol 3y
KarenUK Love that song 💕🎧🎶 3y
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Henrik_Madsen Great song and pretty good film 👍😃 3y
Soubhiville I love this movie, and it‘s soundtrack! 3y
AnneCecilie This movie premiered when I was a teen so off course I had to see it in the cinema. Leonardo was the hottest thing ever. I loved the movie so much that I bought in VHS and I have the soundtrack. If there‘s ever karaoke or sing star or something in those lines at a party, this is one of the first songs I‘ll sing 😊 @Cinfhen @Mimi28 @KarenUK @Henrik_Madsen @Soubhiville 3y
LiterRohde I loved this version of the play. Even used it as an example in my undergraduate thesis, “The Relevance and Importance of a Strong and Believable Voice in Literature” https://litsy.com/p/VXdxazg4VXY0 3y
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brit91
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Haha!!😂🤣

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ErinGoBragh1011
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Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌 3y
dariazeoli YES! 3y
staci.reads Exactly!! 🙄 3y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Oh the classic love-Lost 💔💔 4y
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JaneyWaneyB
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Just watched Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet with a live choir at Union Chapel in Islington. It was so good and the venue was stunning will definitely be looking out for more Backyard Cinema events.

"Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow."

#PlayVsFilm #Shakespeare #Culture #LiveMusic #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Reading #BestFriendsDayOut #BackyardCinema #SomeVoices #Choirs #WhenDovesCry

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kspenmoll 💕💕💕 4y
TaciturnWhenReading One of my absolute favorites! 4y
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madamereadsalot1
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#Yesterday Romeo's troubles seemed so far away, until the whole Juliet debacle.

#BeatlesMaynia @Eggs

Eggs Ah clever!!! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”

From the famous balcony (window) scene.

#literaryluck #infinite

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💗❤️ 4y
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SailorMoon
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It never gets old.

readordierachel 😆😆 4y
BennettBookworm Omg yes 4y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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I can choose on everything but between physical and Ebook because I like to have both 😊 #Greedy #ThisOrThat
I‘m not sure who is new to Litsy so I thought I would just tag my newest followers 📚💙 @Chiamaka @neelranawat @bpoesy @BookClubMom
#BookNerd💙📚🤓

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TheBookHippie
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I rescued this afore pictured copy of Romeo and Juliet ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Cathythoughts
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#PoetryMatters #Lovesick

Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name.
Or if thou wilt not , be but sworn my love
And I‘ll no longer be a Capulet.
Tis but thy name that is my enemy ...

... What‘s in a name ? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet ....

LeahBergen This is my favourite version of the movie ❤️ 4y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen me too ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
batsy @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I love this version too 💘 4y
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Cathythoughts @batsy yes! ♥️💕 4y
Centique Me three! Or four! @LeahBergen @batsy @cathythoughts I think I said before that I used this theme music at my wedding 😍😍😍 Nobody recognised it but me of course! 4y
Cathythoughts @Centique your wedding sounds beautiful 🎻🎼✨✨ 4y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4y
batsy @Centique That's lovely 😍 4y
TheSpineView Beautiful!❤ 4y
LeahBergen @Centique Ohhhh!! 😭😭😭 4y
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merelybookish
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What's a Shakespeare play without a #masquerade?
#musicalnewyear @cinfhen @vivastory

erzascarletbookgasm I would love to attend one of these masquerade parties, complete with costumes and horse carriages! 4y
GingerAntics He seems to have been a huge fan of them. 4y
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm It would be amazing! You'd just have to be careful not to fall in love with someone from your enemy's family or a man dressed as a woman or a woman dressed as a man. 😉 4y
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merelybookish @GingerAntics They do seem to help get the plot rolling! 4y
Cathythoughts Perfect choice... @erzascarletbookgasm I would love this too ... oh it would be amazing ... 👍🏻✨✨✨✨✨ 4y
GingerAntics A good, mysterious social gathering with drinking, dancing, and shenanigans. I think we all need something like that to get a little excitement in our lives. lol 4y
erzascarletbookgasm 😂 Margot! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @cathythoughts It would be the bomb! ✨ Agree, Shakespeare plays are a perfect pick! (edited) 4y
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @GingerAntics Whenever we have our worldwide Litten meet-up, a masquerade ball is a must! 4y
Cathythoughts @merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm yes ! I‘m totally there .... dress up - meet up 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Tanisha_A Great photo! 4y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻❤️ 4y
Cathythoughts I‘m deciding who to be & what to wear 🤔 @erzascarletbookgasm .... so much fun 👍🏻♥️ 4y
GingerAntics Oh now there is a thought!!! 4y
vivastory Great pick! 4y
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