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Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

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How to Cite This SparkNote

Bloom, Harold. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999.

Bloom, Harold, ed. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. New York: Chelsea House, 2000.

Bradbook, M. C. Themes and Conventions of Elizabethan Tragedy, 2nd edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Dusinberre, Juliet. Shakespeare and the Nature of Women. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, reprint edition 2003.

Greenblatt, Stephen. “Introduction to Romeo and Juliet.The Norton Shakespeare. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1997.

Halio, Jay L., ed. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Texts, Contexts and Interpretations. Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1996.

Seward, James H. Tragic Vision in Romeo and Juliet. Washington, D.C.: Consortium Press, 1973.

Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Time in Romeo and Juliet,” in Shakespeare Quarterly, v.15.4. Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1957.

Van Doren, Mark. Shakespeare. New York: Random House, reprint edition 2005.

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by DenerioWillis19, October 18, 2012

I really like how they translated the quotes into modern day time.



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Dramatic Irony

by Shookie219, December 18, 2012

This site is wonderful but it doesn't point out some literary elements I think it should such as dramatic irony. In Act IV Scene I one of the first occurrences of dramatic irony is that Paris believes Juliet is weeping over Tybalt's death but she is weeping over Romeo which the audience knows.

It would be nice to have dramatic irony's pointed out a little!


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Owen's Eternal Love for Brooklynn

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