Romeo and Juliet (Illustrated)

Romeo and Juliet (Illustrated)

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by William Shakespeare
     
 

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William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so renowned and respected that the time period in which he lived is often known as the Age of Shakespeare. Indeed, his genius is questioned only by those who doubt the authenticity of his authorship of timeless

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*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest writer in the history of the English language, so renowned and respected that the time period in which he lived is often known as the Age of Shakespeare. Indeed, his genius is questioned only by those who doubt the authenticity of his authorship of timeless classics like Romeo and Juliet. As Ben Jonson once put it, "He was not of an age, but for all time.” No other writer, in English or in any other language, can rival the appeal that Shakespeare has enjoyed around the world, and nobody’s had a bigger influence.

The “Bard of Avon” has a catalogue full of the best known plays and poetry in history. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, and in his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies. Even those who have never read works like Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, or Hamlet are instantly familiar with the names.

Although his works are so well known, major details of his life are still sketchy. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and even whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

This edition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of history’s greatest playwright.

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ISBN-13:
2940013231771
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
10/06/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
646 KB

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Romeo and Juliet 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 541 reviews.
Bob Watkins More than 1 year ago
Romeo and Juliet is a tale of doomed love. I think the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, while being good, is offensive to Shakespeare's masterpiece. I enjoy it very much. And I'm almost 11 and a half! But I understood Shakespeare's beautiful language well. Want to know my secret? A series called "Shakspeare Made Easy." On one page is Shakespeare's beautiful language, and on the other is the translation. This series is not available on the nook, but you can always find it at your local library. I recommend this book for everyone with a vast vocabulary. To put long words in short, Romeo and Juliet is a tragically beautiful story.
Reid Martin More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book and I enjoyed this book through out. I feel that there is alot to learn from this book. Shakespeare's connotation and diction really help the reader to understand and evaluate the interests of William Shakespeare himself. The reader can really see the chemistry between Romeo and Juliet because Shakespeare is so descriptive in his writings. Juliet's fate was determined ultimatly through fate. It was fate that brought Romeo and Juliet together, and it was fate that made their families enemies. Other characters in his play that comtributed to Juliet's demise would be Juliet's Nurse, Friar Lawrence, Capulet, and pretty much every other chacacter in his play. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was a very good book and I would highly recomend it! :)?
ChristineNg More than 1 year ago
A great classic Shakespeare tale of love and tragedy, but this book takes each part, and translates it into modern, easy-to-read English. What struck me while reading is how little people have changed in 500 years, obsessed with sex appeal, status, and envy of their neighbors.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and i am only in 5th grade! Read it its the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truly outstanding I loved it.I wanted to cry it was such an amazing book full of drama and such suspition. I understood it more than my 15 year old sibiling. I also loved the language that Shakespeare used it was so unique and vigorous. If I could I would read it every day for the rest of my life. It was very honorable to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. At first I found it hard to care about Romeo and Juliet but the words and descriptions caught my eyes. Then I could not stop reading. I really like Shakespear's style of writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started reading it, it caught my attention and I did not want to put it down. It has been one of the most best plays I have read and a really interesting one. When you read it, you won't want to put it down either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in my English class and loved it! It is really a great book, and the 'mush' is overrated! If you're a fan of Shakespeare (like I am) than you should really pick up a copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. even though it was written such a long time ago, it sort of deals with the troubles that teens go through today when their parent(s) do not approve with the person they are daitng. Teens can reaaly relate to this book.
jorgehuitz 5 months ago
Book Review- Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a short play on two lovers that were separated due to their families feuding with one another. This doesn’t stop them from falling in love and eventually leads to both their deaths. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a must read book because the characters are well developed, it has many relatable characters, and also has a lot of scene’s that has to do with Romeo’s love for Juliet. The main characters of the play is Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Benvolio, Friar Lawrence, and Count Paris. These characters are well developed throughout the play because they all help or are part of the conflict in the play to Romeo and Juliet. Most of the characters were sort of relatable for example Romeo. Romeo is a young man who falls in love with Juliet and would do whatever necessary to be with her. A main highlight of the play is all the scenes with Romeo and Juliet because they were all interesting and very relatable as well. It had sort of an on and off relationship like they weren’t sure if it was the wrong or right thing to do behind their families. In conclusion, I believe The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a must read because it is a very good piece and a classic one as well and I would recommend it to anyone that has an interest for like love stories as well as tragedies. The piece in general is enjoyable and everyone should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old speak old words new twist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book hard to read?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is sad, there are free vesions of this online, that they can just copy. Skip to page 25ish for story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parry and then runs out of the area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Turns gold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She glanced at the sword.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stabs the slayer in the back with his badly cracked sword
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book ever! If this was a paper book u would burn it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this was a printed book, I would throw it in the fireplace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss ur hand three times then post this three times and then look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No words so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have the same review on every Romeo and Juliet. It says she has tan skin and has gold eyes what is the mater with that. I will tell you what the mater with that is that is rude to juj some one by there skin color.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hi."