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Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)

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ISBN-10: 1586638459

ISBN-13: 9781586638450

Pub. Date: 04/15/2003

Publisher: Spark

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Romeo and Juliet on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A complete list of

Overview

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Romeo and Juliet on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A complete list of characters with descriptions
  • Plenty of helpful commentary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586638450
Publisher:
Spark
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Series:
No Fear Shakespeare Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
7,809
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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Romeo and Juliet No Fear Shakespeare) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my English teacher announced that we would be reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet I have to admit I was petrified. However my friend told me about this book and I bought it right away. It aided me tremendously throughout the semester and also helped me get a great score on the exam. I would recommend this book to anyone. It really helps!
Avidreader1LC More than 1 year ago
The book is great for reading, improving one's book collection, and it helps one to understand what Shakespeare meant. I highly recommend it to teachers and students.
Candy_M-Florida More than 1 year ago
My daughter struggled understanding Shakespeare. I did, too, and I'm an English major! Having this side-by-side original and modern-day language comparison made the main points stick and helped her to get a grasp of the material. Without it, she would've been repeating her freshman second semester. Spark Notes, on the other hand, are also helpful but should be used as a review, not replacement reading. Spark Notes helped me to quiz several high schoolers on main points when we did group studying for tests.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book because I have always wanted to read Romeo and Juliet. I could never really find a good book that would help me understand what was going on in the story. Luckily I found this book, which was helpful because it showed the real play and right across, on the opposite page, was the translation (the way we would say it today). It also would have a little place where it would explain something that couldn't be translated as easily. I liked the story line and thought it was easy to follow. The translated version was easy to read so I finished it quickly, and it was also easy to compare the lines with the original play. Actually being able to read the play was good because I had always just heard simple details about it, but I never knew the whole story. I would definitely recommend this book to people. It was an interesting story and fun to read. - J Miley
Snappl More than 1 year ago
My English teacher told us about this, and it was amazing. without this book, i'd never have gotten close to scoring well on the exam. The book translates the Shakespearean English into something anyone could understand. it even translates his silly perverted jokes and stuff. A must buy for anyone who wants to understand the story!
Sual More than 1 year ago
This book is very usefull and helps you with reading the original book.
There is one promblem the numbering of lines our out of order
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so helpful. Shakespearan English is so complicated but htis book does a fabulous job of transelating it into language modern-day readers understand. Definatly worth your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
reading was never easy for me, so when i was told i had to read Romeo and Juliet, i started freaking out, but i bought this book, and i was at the top of the class when we review it and took quizzes. there is no other way to read Shakespeare
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for my daughter who is 14 and a freshman. She used it for her Honors English class. She was able to use it for a book project. It was very useful in understanding Shakespeare. I would recommend it.
BookWorm86KS More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the dual print. Having the plain English side by side with the original text was great for fully understanding the play.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beware buying books from BN. Only some books work for nook apps on adroid devices. You must scour the site to determine whether the book is Nook only or android nook app compatible.
Courtney59 More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book filled with romance, adventure, friendship, and family. The wording of the original text is hard to follow so this book has a modern day translation included on one side of the book as well as the original text on the other side. This makes it easy to read.
lion_lamb13 More than 1 year ago
For anyone that has to read the book "Romeo and Juliet" for school, or for fun, this is the right one to get. Shakespeareian text is hard to understand with much of his 'made up' grammar and free writing skills he uses. With side by side text, you can easily look over to further understand what the story is revealing and saying. From the sweet setting of Verona, Italy, to the tragic drama of forbidden love between Romeo and Juliet, you will enjoy this classic. There is plenty of room to take sidenotes in the back, and there is a full character guide in the frontto help refresh the characters. Inlcudng a "family tree" it is so easy to understand the difficult and complex text. What better to get it with text you can understand. In modern day english, this book is a good buy and well worth your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because it is difficult to know exactly what is going on, or what is being said or implied when reading Shakespeare plays, the "translation" into modern English idioms and phrases placed along side the actual text of the play makes it much easier to understand. This is especially helpful for students who need to be able to write or discuss themes and ideas that they might otherwise misinterpret.
danie94 More than 1 year ago
We all know the tragic story of Juliet and her Romeo, but have we read it yet? For teenagers like me, it is difficult to read in Shakespeare English style (not really difficult for me...but maybe it's just me). This story is what I wanted to read and MORE! It made me laugh and, got to admit, cry too. I really recommend to read this play and probably Othello too :) They are both great! I really love Shakespeare's works!! I wish more people actually read the play instead of sticking to Taylor Swift's song (no offense, I really do like her music). It is really worth reading, and plus, if you don't understand a word or phrase, you could always see the other side of the page and understand what Shakespeare is trying to say :D
PrayerSenshi More than 1 year ago
I love Romeo and Juliet. Sure they kill themselves at the end, but nevertheless, it is a classic. I highly recommend that you read the old english version seperately from the translation. It will help you get a better understanding on what is going on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The regular shakespearian language is really hard to understand, but the english version helped a lot. I could still get quotes from the actual characters, and when my teacher would ask for an explanation I had it right there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read 3 other Shakespeare books before this. The only help I had those other times was my English teacher. I very much enjoyed the ones I read, so I decided to tackle this one over the summer by myself. What an aid to have today's vernacular on the other page! I overall understood everything (thanks to that certain teacher) and all I had to do was fill in the blanks. This book was very useful and so easy to understand. Not to mention the book itself was fantastic. I think I will forever remain a Shakepeare enthusiast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helps you to fully understand shakespeare's writings, and some of the meanings behind them. This book gives you both the original play, and a translation into plain english of that play. On the side margins, it also explains some of the slang of that times so that you can further understand the play. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to better understand shakespeare, but it does not always explain motives- so it does still require quite a bit of thinking.
katherine050116 7 months ago
My English teacher had assigned us a project and I chose to read Romeo and Juliet. I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed this book! I love how this book contains the original text and the modern text side by side. It made it much easier for me to read and understand it better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the paper back at B n N love it helps so much
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