"Romeo and Juliet" is possibly the best known, the most lyrical and most tragic love story ever written. It is one of Shakespeare's earlier dramas with a plot superbly constructed, each incident leading into the next until the final reconciliation of the two old fathers. It is a romantic tragedy rather than a genuine tragedy, such as "Hamlet" or "Othello". Unlike these, though the outcome is no less grievous, it is brought about not by a tragic flaw in the character of the hero but by sheer ill luck. Albert Finney and Claire Bloom play superbly the ill-fated lovers, and in the part of Juliet's garrulous and devoted old nurse and go-between is the inimitable Dame Edith Evans.
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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest playwright the world has seen. He produced an astonishing amount of work; 37 plays, 154 sonnets, and 5 poems. He died on 23rd April 1616, aged 52, and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
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Book Description Harper Collins Audio Books, 1985. No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Booklet: Very Fine . Cassettes x 2: Very Fine . c1985. Bookseller Inventory # 10001