The Shakespearean academics in 'Romeo and Juliet: A Critical Guide' address, among others, the following questions: Why has Romeo and Juliet proved such a popular play? Twin suicides - does this secure the play's mythic status? Is the balcony scene 'the core and heart of the play'? Should modern audiences feel uncomfortable at both the lovers' extreme youth? Written by
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Part of a six-volume educational documentary series called Themes of Shakespeare. The others are 'Macbeth: A Critical Guide', 'Julius Caesar: A Critical Guide', 'Hamlet: A Critical Guide', 'Othello: A Critical Guide', and 'King Lear: A Critical Guide'. See more