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Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love Book Description Frequently addressed simply, "Juliet, Verona," all of these letters reach their destination and, amazingly enough, all of them--since the 1930s--receive an answer. "Letters to Juliet" is the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been answering them for more than 70 years. Juliet. She's one-half of the world's most famous couple, whose enduring legend draws millions of visitors to Verona every year. But that's only part of the story. Since the 1930s, Juliet has received an untold number of letters from writers all over the world. Most of the missives talk of love, of course -- love found and love lost, love sought and love remembered. They may be written by teenagers in the throes of a first crush or struggling with parental censure. They may be from adults celebrating a hard-won love or wrestling with commitment. They come by the truckload, in almost every imaginable language -- composed on ornate stationery, scrawled on loose-leaf, or scribbled on whatever scraps were handy. Frequently addressed simply, "Juliet, Verona," all of these letters reach their destination and, amazingly enough, all of them receive an answer.  "Letters to Juliet" is the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been answering them for more than 70 years -- volunteers who first acted privately, and who are now sanctioned by the city of Verona to answer thousands of letters each year as part of the Juliet Club. Complete with selected letters, this romantic and poetic book also contains the history behind Shakespeare's tale and the monuments that fuel the legend. Utterly unique and magical, "Letters to Juliet" is perfect for anyone who's ever felt the pangs of love. Lise Friedman has contributed to Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love as an author. Lisa Friedman is currently the dance writer for Microsoft's New York Sidewalk. A former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, she also served as founding editor of the award-winning quarterly Dance Ink and author of First Lessons in Ballet and an adjunct professor at New York University. She is also a contributing editor at Elleand a journalist who writes about the performing arts for various publications. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, just a short cab ride from the Great White Way!  Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love Book Description Frequently addressed simply, "Juliet, Verona," all of these letters reach their destination and, amazingly enough, all of them--since the 1930s--receive an answer. "Letters to Juliet" is the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been answering them for more than 70 years. Juliet. She's one-half of the world's most famous couple, whose enduring legend draws millions of visitors to Verona every year. But that's only part of the story. Since the 1930s, Juliet has received an untold number of letters from writers all over the world. Most of the missives talk of love, of course -- love found and love lost, love sought and love remembered. They may be written by teenagers in the throes of a first crush or struggling with parental censure. They may be from adults celebrating a hard-won love or wrestling with commitment. They come by the truckload, in almost every imaginable language -- composed on ornate stationery, scrawled on loose-leaf, or scribbled on whatever scraps were handy. Frequently addressed simply, "Juliet, Verona," all of these letters reach their destination and, amazingly enough, all of them receive an answer.  "Letters to Juliet" is the story of these letters and the volunteers who have been answering them for more than 70 years -- volunteers who first acted privately, and who are now sanctioned by the city of Verona to...
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