The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet


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Cambridge University Press
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6.1 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Lukas Erne is Professor of English in the Département d'anglais, Université de Genève


"Erne offers a clear textual introduction, detailed commentary and helpful appendices... Erne's edition is a worthy contribution to a fine series."
The Times Literary Supplement
"This is an excellent edition of a wonderful play. Lukas Erne's annotations celebrate Q1 for what it is, rather than simply as an interesting adjunct to the received text. The challenging introduction, careful collations, insightful notes, and useful appendices open up the play to the wider audience it deserves."
Comparative Drama
"Erne, whose book of 2003 (in the words of its title) repositioned Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist, has here valuably emphasized again the contrasting evidence for this and other plays' equal connection to the dramatic and theatrical."
The Library
"The introduction does a masterful job of presenting all the theories and, without too obviously taking a side, puts the reader in possession of the relevant facts."
Notes and Queries
"Readers who finished Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist with the question 'now what?', puzzling what to do with a book whose fascinating implications would seem to return us to an older, author-centered mode of literary criticism, will be singularly impressed at how much Erne's Q1 Romeo and Juliet achieves toward seeing an old play with new eyes."
Alan Galey, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen