Searching for Juliet

Duncan, Sophie

£12.99

Juliet Capulet is the heartbeat of the world’s most famous love story. She is an enduring romantic icon. And she is a captivating, brilliant, passionate teenage girl who is read and interpreted afresh by each new generation. ‘Searching for Juliet’ takes us from the Renaissance origin stories behind William Shakespeare’s child bride to the boy actor who inspired her creation onstage. From enslaved people in the Caribbean to Italian fascists in Verona, and real-life lovers in Afghanistan. From the Victorian stage to 1960s cinema, Baz Luhrmann, and beyond. Sophie Duncan draws on rich cultural and historical sources and research to explore the legacy and reach of Romeo and Juliet far beyond the literary sphere.

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Publish Date: 11/04/2024

Description

‘Witty and scholarly’
JONATHAN BATE, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

‘Thrilling’
GUARDIAN

‘Illuminating . . . as vital and provocative as the character herself’
LITERARY REVIEW

‘Buoyant’
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

‘An astonishing tour-de-force’
MARION TURNER, author of The Wife of Bath: A Biography

Who is Juliet Capulet?

Daughter of Verona
Lovestruck Teenager
Romantic Icon
Tragic Heroine
Rebel

Searching for Juliet takes us from the Renaissance origin stories behind Shakespeare’s child bride to enslaved people in the Caribbean, Italian fascists in Verona, and real-life lovers in Afghanistan. From the Victorian stage to 1960s cinema, Baz Luhrmann, and beyond. Drawing on rich cultural and historical sources and new research, Sophie Duncan shows us why Juliet is for now, for ever, for everyone.

Additional information

Weight 220 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 30 mm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

822.33 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K