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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Romeo and Juliet (Unabridged)

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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Romeo and Juliet (Unabridged)

Author(s):Shakespeare, William
Artist(s)
Genre Spoken Word
Category Plays - Shakespeare
Catalogue NA312512
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 16.09
 

 


Romeo and Juliet is the play which, in English literature at least, effectively invented the modern love story. Its charm and its power derive from the romantic setting (Verona, an Italian Renaissance city), the youthful innocence and ardour of the lovers, and (perhaps crucially) the excitement and drama created by the opposition which they have to contend with, an opposition which does not simply stem from the older generation but which is starkly present in the feud between their two families and which seems to be supported by the malignity of Fate. The wit, tenderness, dramatic variety and poetic beauty of this play continue to work their spell: it has proved a perennial favourite inspiring, even in our century, works such as the musical West Side Story.


   



 

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