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ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION A new film adaptation arrives in some theaters October 11, 2013. While waiting for it to come to Springfield, checkout one of the Library's many versions of the tragic love story.
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><i><img src="/blogs/userfiles/default/images/resized/DickseeRomeoandJuliet1_117x175.jpg" alt=" " title=" " width="117" height="175" vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /></i>&quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot;, Shakespeare's tragic drama of star-crossed lovers, is rediscovered and reinvented by each generation. The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/romeoandjulietthefilm">latest film version</a>, coming to theaters this October, stars Hailee Steinfeld (<a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2622495~S1">True Grit</a>) and Douglas Booth (&quot;Worried About the Boy&quot;) with a screenplay by Julian Fellowes (<a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2582344~S1">Downton Abbey</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://theatreanddance.missouristate.edu/CurrentProductions.htm">MSU's Theatre and Dance Department</a>&nbsp;will perform the play Nov. 21-24, 2013, in Craig Hall Coger Theatre.</p> <p>The plot was not original with Shakespeare. He based his play on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com/romeo/BrookeIndex.html">The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet</a> by Arthur Brooke which was derived from earlier Italian sources. Dante even mentions the feuding Montagues and Capulets in&nbsp;his<i>&nbsp;</i><a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1?/c851.1+D/c851.1+d/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=c851.1+d&amp;1%2C9%2C">Divine Comedy</a>.</p> <p>Here are some versions in the Library's collection.</p> <p><b>BOOKS:</b></p> <ul> <li>The original play from several publishers:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2133824~S1">Barron's</a> (incl. modern translation), <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2007940~S1">Modern Library</a>, and <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b1735269~S1">Penguin</a>.</li> <li>Shakespeare's complete works: <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2162880~S1">Gramercy</a>, <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1995414~S1">Gramercy (illustrated)</a>, <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2402546~S1">Modern Library</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2404584~S1">Oxford</a></li> <li>Adaptations are available as a <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2088137~S1">prose retelling</a>, <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2791536~S1">teen comic</a>, and <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2677467~S1">children's comic</a>.</li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1/X?searchtype=X&amp;searcharg=romeo+juliet*+fiction&amp;Submit.x=-676&amp;Submit.y=-251&amp;Submit=Submit&amp;SORT=D&amp;searchscope=1">Fiction inspired by the play</a></li> </ul> <p><b>DVDs:</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2624933~S1">Romeo &amp; Juliet</a>&nbsp;(1968) Franco Zefferelli production starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting</li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2758367~S1">William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet</a>&nbsp;(1996) starring Claire Danes and Leonardo di Caprio</li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1992092~S1">Romeo &amp; Juliet</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2336843~S1">2</a>&nbsp;(2001) BBC-Time/LIfe television starring Rebecca Saire and Patrick Ryecart</li> </ul> <p><b>ADAPTATIONS, ETC., ON DVD:</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2213763~S1">West Side Story (widescreen)</a>, <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2636328~S1">(fullscreen)</a>, or <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2002469~S1">(special edition)</a>&nbsp;(1961) starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer</li> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2622500~S1">Gnomeo &amp; Juliet</a>&nbsp;-- one for the kids</li> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2556972~S1">Letters to Juliet</a>&nbsp;-- based on the <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2554984~S1">book</a> of the same title</li> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2380036~S1">Romeo &amp; Juliet Get Married</a> (in Portugese with English subtitles) Brazilian soccer instead of Italian swordfights</li> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2328480~S1">Shakespeare the Animated Tales. Volume 3</a>&nbsp;-- R&amp;J, &quot;Othello&quot;, and &quot;The Winter's Tale&quot;</li> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2097615~S1">Shakespeare in Love</a>&nbsp;-- the story behind the writing of the play?</li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1851605~S1">Romeo and Juliet</a>&nbsp;-- the Prokofiev ballet performed by the Royal Ballet featuring Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn</li> </ul> <p><b>AUDIOBOOK CDs:</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2007799~S1">Romeo and Juliet</a>&nbsp;-- starring Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale</li> <li><a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2057359~S1">William Shakespeare's Romeo &amp; Juliet </a>-- starring Joseph Fiennes and Maria Miles</li> </ul> <p><b>MUSIC CDs:</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2584642~S1">William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet</a> (soundtrack of 1996 film)</li> <li>&quot;Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture&quot; on&nbsp;<a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2559289~S1">Best of Tchaikovsky</a> and <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1816765~S1">Tchaikovsky Symphonies</a>&nbsp;</li> <li>Excerpts from <a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2245599~S1">Berlioz's dramatic symphony</a> or <a href="http://coolcat.org/search/X?SEARCH=gounod+juliette&amp;searchscope=1&amp;m=d&amp;p=&amp;SORT=D&amp;Da=&amp;Db=&amp;Submit.x=39&amp;Submit.y=17&amp;Submit=Submit">Gounod's opera</a></li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2472568~S1">West Side Story : the New Broadway Cast Recording</a>&nbsp;(2009 revival)</li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b1672349~S1">Sensual Classics II</a> contains excerpts from Prokofiev's ballet, Tchaikovsky's overture, and &quot;Maria&quot; from West Side Story.</li> </ul> <p><b>DIGITAL:</b></p> <ul> <li><b>Hoopla</b>, the Library's new digital resource, has many music and audiobook versions. Try searching for <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?results=&amp;q=romeo+juliet">Romeo and Juliet</a>, <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?results=&amp;q=romeo+juliette">Romeo and Juliette</a>, or Romeo and a composer: &nbsp;<a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?results=&amp;q=romeo+berlioz">Berlioz</a>, <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?results=&amp;q=romeo+gounod">Gounod</a>, <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?results=&amp;q=romeo+prokofiev&amp;kind=MUSIC">Prokofiev</a>, or <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?results=&amp;q=romeo+tchaikovsky&amp;kind=MUSIC">Tchaikovsky</a>.</li> <li><b>Overdrive</b>, the Library's collection of downloadable e-books has editions in its always-available&nbsp;<a href="http://overdrive.thelibrary.org/D19E023A-D230-4818-ABCB-023CAAD652C9/10/50/en/ZRPublicDomainCollection.htm">Public Domain Collection</a>, including some in other languages.</li> </ul> <p><b>CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION:</b></p> <ul> <li>Readings about the play edited by <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2210506~S1">Bloom</a>, <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b1282523~S1">Nardo</a>, and <a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b1886406~S1">Thrasher</a></li> <li><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2220944~S1">Shakespeare: &nbsp;The Seven Major Tragedies</a>&nbsp;/ Harold Bloom &nbsp;[Audiobook-CD]</li> <li><i><a href="http://coolcat.org/record=b2172210~S1">William Shakespeare, Part 2 of 3: Comedies, Histories, Tragedies</a></i> / Peter Saccio&nbsp;[DVD] or [<a href="http://www.coolcat.org/record=b2172226~S1">Audiobook-CD</a>]</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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Romeo and Juliet Never Grow Old

 "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare's tragic drama of star-crossed lovers, is rediscovered and reinvented by each generation. The latest film version, coming to theaters this October, stars Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth ("Worried About the Boy") with a screenplay by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).

MSU's Theatre and Dance Department will perform the play Nov. 21-24, 2013, in Craig Hall Coger Theatre.

The plot was not original with Shakespeare. He based his play on The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke which was derived from earlier Italian sources. Dante even mentions the feuding Montagues and Capulets in his Divine Comedy.

Here are some versions in the Library's collection.

BOOKS:

DVDs:

ADAPTATIONS, ETC., ON DVD:

AUDIOBOOK CDs:

MUSIC CDs:

DIGITAL:

CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION:

 


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