Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels)
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Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels)

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by SparkNotes, Matt Wiegle, William Shakespeare
     
 

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No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare. The original No Fear series made Shakespeare’s plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down. Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively…  See more details below

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No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare. The original No Fear series made Shakespeare’s plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down. Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively offbeat, slightly funky, and appealing to teen readers. Each book will feature:

  • Illustrated cast of characters

  • A helpful plot summary

  • Line-by-line translations of the original play

  • Illustrations that show the reader exactly what’s happening in each scene—making the plot and characters even clearer than in the original No Fear Shakespeare books

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up -A visually engaging format includes clearly delineated acts and scenes as well as skilled use of dark and light to highlight mood and recurring themes. Many of the images are striking, particularly the white-on-black night scenes describing Queen Maba's dream appearance and Julieta's decision to drink poison. Well-drawn characters such as the brash young men, the Nurse, and Friar Lawrence come to life in these panels. This is especially true for Juliet, whose early images of youthful innocence contrast sharply with her distraught face as the story progresses. With the exception of Capulet and Montague, who look more like grandfathers than fathers to such young teens, visual characterizations are accurate. Text for this version comes from an abridgment of the modern English translation found in No Fear Shakespeare (Spark, 2007). Readers will not encounter any of Shakespearea's language or poetry in this adaptation. Even familiar speeches such as "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" are modernized to "Oh Romeo, Romeo, why must you be Romeo?" A limited number of footnotes explain references to unfamiliar phrases, particularly bawdy humor. Readers interested in graphic-novel versions with excerpts from Shakespearea's original play should try Romeo and Juliet (Barrona's, 2005), edited by Philip Page and Marilyn Petit, or Richard Appignanesia's adaptation (Abrams, 2007).-Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411498747
Publisher:
Spark
Publication date:
01/25/2008
Series:
No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
117,652
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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Romeo and Juliet (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you need this for school it isn't the best you can get. for school if you read romeo and juliet, get the kind of book which translates the old english or you'll have a hard time. otherwise, i recommend that you just read the play.
da0000000x More than 1 year ago
great way of being able to read the classic play, but with the extra visual element which only adds to the enjoyment
Phenkat More than 1 year ago
I wanted the no fear translation of the play as seen online, not a bunch of commentary . The book is a total waste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While reading the book Romeo and Juliet, it was helpful to explain the more difficult parts. If you don't really care about the deeper meanings of the play and are not reading it for class, it really is not worth it though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy. It doesn't translate like the online does
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spanish-lullaby More than 1 year ago
quite enjoyed the artwork in this and the fact that its in modern english. nice combo of shakespeare play and manga.
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