By William Shakespeare
Blakemore Evans' functionality background is helping readers visualize the degree motion of Romeo and Juliet and signals them to problems in language, proposal and staging. For this up-to-date version Thomas Moisan provides an account of vital specialist theatre productions and the massive output of scholarly feedback at the play in recent times. The interpreting record has been revised and augmented to mirror the edition's extended assurance. First version Hb (1984): 0-521-22223-0 First version Pb (1984): 0-521-29405-3
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Several other scenes require special comment. 4-5 : Like many other Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, Romeo and Juliet offers examples of continuous scenes which begin in one location and change location during the course of the scene. 4-5, although here, as is customary, separately numbered for the convenience of general reference (following eighteenth- and nineteenth-century usage), are actually a single continuous scene, during which the stage is never cleared. 5. The exact staging is further complicated by Capulet's order (26) to ' turn the tables up ', implying that they had been eating in the 'great chamber' itself.
S. Ravenet (1753) after a painting by Benjamin Wilson Night's Candles are burnt out, and jocund Day Upon the Mountain-tops sits gaily drest, Whilst all the Birds bring Musick to his Levy. I must be gone and live, or stay and dy. 6-12) In 1744 Shakespeare's play, though with many infusions from Otway, was revived in an adaptation by Theophilus Cibber at the Little Haymarket. After ten performances, in which Cibber himself played Romeo and his daughter, Jane, then not quite fifteen, played Juliet,1 the Licensing Act of 1737 was invoked under pressure from rival theatrical interests and Cibber's company was forbidden to perform.
It would probably be too much to suggest that Shakespeare saw in this action a lurking weakness in the Friar's character. It seems more likely that Shakespeare was concentrating at this point on what may have appeared to him a dramatic necessity : 1 2 3 Johnson on Shakespeare, p. 957. Brooke considerably enlarged and improved the portrait of the Nurse that he found in Boaistuau. Some credit, therefore, belongs to Brooke's feeling for the character. On this point see H. C. Goddard, The Meaning of Shakespeare, 1951, pp.