Romeo y Julieta: Tragedia clásica

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Este ebook presenta "Romeo y Julieta” con un sumario dinámico y detallado. Romeo y Julieta es una obra dramática de William Shakespeare, escrita en los años 1594 y 1595 y estrenada en 1595. La obra cuenta la historia de dos jóvenes enamorados que a pesar de la oposición de sus familias, rivales entre si, desiden luchar por su amor hasta el punto de casarse de forma clandestina; sin embargo, la presión de esa realidad y una serie de fatalidades conducen al suicidio de los dos amantes. en esta relación entre sus protagonistas los ha convertida en el arquetipo de los llamados star crossed lovers. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) fue un dramaturgo, poeta y actor inglés. Conocido en ocasiones como el Bardo de Avon, Shakespeare es considerado el escritor más importante en lengua inglesa y uno de los más célebres de la literatura universal. Sus obras de teatro son consideradas auténticos clásicos atemporales y su influencia a lo largo de la historia de la literatura es indiscutible.
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Mar 24, 2014
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Drama / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Drama / Shakespeare
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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.

In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers.

The authoritative edition of Romeo and Juliet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes:

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-An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
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-An annotated guide to further reading

Essay by Gail Kern Paster

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