About this book
Peter Holding places Romeo and Juliet in the context of Shakespeare's early plays and examines its relationship to the Petrarchan sonnet tradition. Part 1 considers the play's language, imagery, its themes of love and death and examines the challenges to be faced in its production. Part 2 looks in detail at five major productions: Franco Zeffirelli (1961), Terry Hands (1973), Trevor Nunn and Barry Kyle (1976), Michael Bogdanor (1986) and Terry Hands (1989). A fascinating study, combining close attention to the text with an awareness of its experimental theatricality.
1989 death drama knowledge language love performance play theatre tradition William Shakespeare