Edited by Jill L. Levenson
In one of his most iconic plays, Shakespeare perfectly captures the mixture of idealism and passion in youth, from Tybalt’s fury to Romeo’s protestations of eternal love for Juliet.
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From the shortest Haiku to ancient epics, from love sonnets to Greek tragedy - the Folio Society publishes a classic selection of beautiful poetry and drama books. Encompassing some of the most influential and powerful works ever composed each book features original illustrations and makes the perfect gift for any poetry or theatre lover. See below for the full list of Folio Poetry and Drama books.
A comic masterpiece featuring a lovesick nobleman, a maiden in disguise and an extraordinary love triangle. No one in this play is truly insane, but accusations of madness abound as the confusion unfolds.
Coleman Barks’s sparkling translations of the writings of 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi; perfectly complemented by Marian Bantjes’s spectacular binding and intricate Islamic-inspired patterning.
This elegant edition pays homage to one of the most revered voices of Russian literature. Introduced by the celebrated novelist Eimear McBride and illustrated with evocative photographs, this selection covers the full scope of Akhmatova’s work, from her early poems to her later revolutionary pieces.