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Publisher Description

'Shakespeare invented the human as we continue to know it' Harold Bloom

Set in a city torn apart by feuds and gang warfare, Shakespeare's immortal drama tells the story of star-crossed lovers, rival dynasties and bloody revenge. Romeo and Juliet is a hymn to youth and the thrill of forbidden love, charged with sexual passion and violence, but also a warning of death: a dazzling combination of bawdy comedy and high tragedy.

Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited by T. J. B. Spencer
Introduction by Adrian Poole

Arts & Entertainment
7 April
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

Disgruntled footnote fan ,

E-book links to footnotes are missing

The one star review if for the ebook and not for Shakespeare’s play, of course. I’ve bought quite a few Penguin Shakespeare plays from iTunes and they’re all excellent because all the links to the footnotes are included as hyperlinks -click on blue text in the play and you jump to the footnote at the end. Sadly in this book the feature is missing. I complained about it to Apple when I first bought the book last year. They gave me a refund and said to try downloading it again in a few months. I now have but they haven’t solved the problem. Instead they’ve just dropped the price. It’s a real shame because, being Shakespeare, the the text is difficult in places and it’s great to be able to jump easily to the explanatory footnotes when you don’t understand a word or phrase. Using the scroll bar it’s next to impossible to navigate to the right reference which makes the footnotes next to useless. Very disappointing Apple or Penguin won’t put this right.

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