The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet


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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 ...

The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521178266

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The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521821216