Faculty Book: Mario DiGangi, ed.
Mario DiGangi, ed.
David Scott Kastan, series ed.
Romeo and Juliet
(Barnes & Noble, Shakespeare Series, 2007)
Barnes & Noble’s Shakespeare Series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote, providing contemporary scholarship, contextualizing essays, better notes, and an annotated bibliography of titles for further reading. When Romeo and Juliet was first performed, its two title characters would have seemed like very unlikely tragic heroes, since they possess no historical importance or political status. The editor, Mario DiGangi, restores the play to its original context, demonstrating in detail how Shakespeare elevated his teenage characters’ plight to make them the most famous tragic couple in literature. Mario DiGangi is a associate professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: JAN 25, 2007