Searching for Juliet

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Author: Sophie Duncan

Category: Literature & literary studies

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 9781529365160

RRP: $24.99

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‘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.

Roving, animated . . . Duncan approaches her subject from all angles, turning Juliet like a gem in the light – Sunday Times

A powerful and provocative exploration of sex and gender, youth and age, love and death

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