Romeo & Juliet

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The titles in the Graphic Shakespeare series are an ideal introduction to Shakespeare’s plays, but can equally well be used as revision aids. The main characters and key events are brought to life in the simplified story and dramatic pictures, and the short extracts from the original play focus on key speeches in Shakespeare’s language.Each title is set out into acts in the same way as the original play, although the story is told in narrative text with only key speeches remaining in the original form. A portrait...
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Overview

The titles in the Graphic Shakespeare series are an ideal introduction to Shakespeare’s plays, but can equally well be used as revision aids. The main characters and key events are brought to life in the simplified story and dramatic pictures, and the short extracts from the original play focus on key speeches in Shakespeare’s language.Each title is set out into acts in the same way as the original play, although the story is told in narrative text with only key speeches remaining in the original form. A portrait gallery of key characters provides an easy reference.

Presents the text of Shakespeare's play accompanied by review questions, activities, and essays on the play as theatre.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 5-12-- These three plays have been skillfully abridged by Garfield. His method is to retain Shakespeare's own language but to trim and cut either by giving only the early lines of longer passages, by editing scenes that involve secondary characters, or by cutting some scenes altogether. Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream stand up well. All of the well-known lines and most of the poetry have been saved. Romeo and Juliet is more truncated, but even here not only the basic plot but also the sense of urgency of the two young people's love has been preserved. Unlike the prose retellings of the stories by Charles and Mary Lamb, Marchette Chute, and Bernard Miles, these are shortened versions of the plays themselves, complete with stage directions and waiting to be performed. Fortunate the students whose teachers are willing to become producers. Based on ``The Animated Tales as seen on HBO,'' there are lots of watercolor cartoon sketches throughout, which adds to the appeal for children. Each book begins with a short piece about the theatre in Shakespeare's time, about William Shakespeare, and about the play itself. Companion videos are available (Random House). --Ann Stell, Central Islip Public Library, NY
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Gr 3–6—This is the English version of a French picture-book adaptation of the story. Much has suffered in the multiple translations from English to French and then back to English again. The language is stilted and awkward, and sometimes does not make grammatical sense. There are some significant omissions, including Juliet's balcony speech and Mercutio's Queen Mab speech; however, the adapter does include detailed descriptions of the characters' clothing and the menu at the Capulets' party, which are not found in the play. Marion also gets some things wrong; Mercutio is Romeo's best friend, not his cousin, and Juliet's seemingly lifeless body is found lying in her chamber, not on a riverbank. Peluso's stylized illustrations are attractive and recall Brancusi sculptures. The palette is primarily cool blues and lavenders with occasional touches of orange or red. Determining an age range for this title is difficult because the source material is better suited for readers older than those who would be attracted to its picture-book format. It is evidently meant to introduce youngsters to Shakespeare, but so much is dumbed down and omitted that it doesn't really do justice to the play. Better picture-book alternatives include Margaret Early's Romeo and Juliet (Abrams, 1998) and Bruce Coville's Romeo and Juliet (Dial, 1999).—Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780237535131
  • Publisher: MMS Gold
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Graphic Shakespeare Audio Series
  • Format: CD
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William Shakespeare is the author of the circa 1597 play Romeo and Juliet. Hilary Burningham was a teacher for many years before moving into writing. She is fervently against the dumbing down of literature and manages to keep the spirit of the original text in her Graphic Novels series. She is the author of several graphic novel adaptations of classics, including the Graphic Shakespeare series, the Graphic Dickins series, and the Graphic Novels series, which includes Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Book is good this edition is not

    This edition is 78 pages long, which doesn't include the entire play and the text is unclean. Do not get this, get a different version. I wasted a dollar buying this version and I'm confused to why there aren't any other reviews like mine.

    26 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

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    What is wrong with you people?!

    For everyone who gave Romeo and Juliet, the low ratings given were obviously submitted by petulant unappreciative teens who don't know a literary masterpiece when it's thrown in their face! I am sixteen years old and I love this play and this book. All you people who gave low ratings, you obviously didn't take the time to comprehend the story, and that's disappointing because your ignorance deprives you of one of the most thrilling tales of all time.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    :)

    I'm 11 and I LOVED this book!!! I reccomend you see the movie first before you read the book though (Rome & Juliet starring Claire Danes and Leonardo Di Caprio is my fav) Very sad at the end though :(

    10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Awesome

    Little hard. Kind of hard to interpret all those huge words. But a very good story, from what i understood.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

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    WHOA!!

    I absolutely loved this book! I'm twelve and I totally understood it. It is one of the best books I have ever read!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    <3

    Decided to read the book on my nook before I have to read it in paperback for school and being able to look up the definiton of words with a single touch made is SO much easier to read. A beautiful book with a sad ending. 5 stars =)

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Anymouse

    It was a good book people 16 or up should read it

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    To the review above me

    I find your review interesting. Lol. But honestly. You peeps need to read this book because it is absolutely amazing. I can so relate to this book because my love is forbidden by my family and my bf's family. Come on. Buy the book and take your time to read it because... because then youll understand.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Love it!

    Im11 but, im a genius ive skipped 6th and 7th grade and have already taking collage courses online. William Shakespeare is my absulte favorite, even though im 11 i would recomend this book to 17 and older

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    What a story.

    Reading this thoughtfully and taking my time turned this play from something assigned by school to one of my favorite love stories...well...ever.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    :)

    I have heard it is a good book and im 15 and cannot wait to read it in class next week sad thing is ill have to interpert the dialogue

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Woooiw

    Nice romsntic novel

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    I am in 8th grade but read books that my big brother is reading (he is in high school) should i read this book.

    I love books that have romance and/or action in them. Should I read this book?

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Romeo & Juliet

    Its about this couple from two rival families basically but i dont wanna ruin it for y'all. :)

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2009

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    The Tragic Love Story

    This amazing piece of writing, by William Shakespeare, shows a tragic love-story in which two young lovers are troubled by the hate their families have against each other. The book is intended for young adults, while Shakespeare probably wrote this book to bring about a new concept of a romantic-tragic story. Romeo and Juliet is a book worth reading and buying because it shows a unique concept that was well developed and written, and is worth all 5 stars.
    This book is basically about Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet. These two love each other so much that they are willing to forget their families' feuds to get together in any way possible. Throughout the story, these two lovers face numerous problems that lead to many vital decisions; and some of them go wrong. They have few friends and many people who are against the couple's love. By looking at: the mood's effectiveness, the role of each character, the ideas put in by Shakespeare himself, and the organization of the numerous events throughout this play, you can easily see that this story is able to create the proper picture in the readers' minds.
    Romeo and Juliet, obviously, were the main characters of the whole story itself. The whole story revolves around them and how they meet and end up loving each other so much that they do numerous things to try get together. The three main characters throughout the play are: Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence (who plays a vital role of a type of counselor in the story). The story can be described as a tragedy/romance/poetry, which has a very classical type of writing to describe how love was restricted in the time periods between 18th and 19th centuries. This story takes place in an elegant city called Verona, and all the parts of the book take place within 4-6 days! This book has been able to deliver its purpose because readers from every passing generation have read this book and the concept of love has become less of an issue today. Shakespeare probably had one question on his lips while writing this story: 'Why not?' That's the same response that parents have today when their children tell them about the person whom they want to marry. One myth that shares a similar concept to the one this book holds is the ancient Greek myth of Pyramus and Thisbe.
    With all due respect to William Shakespeare, this piece of writing is worth reading, not only because it is a classic, but also due to the fact that it brings out and describes a unique idea that is definitely worth it all in lots of people's eyes. Some of the reasons why this book is recommended are because it shows: two brave lovers who were defiant enough to cross the line when needed, how the two lovers had only few friends for help, how lots of good and bad plans were made to make situations much weirder, and how all that was being done was for the sake of love and its rights. This book may be viewed poorly by many modern readers, but what everybody needs to see is how such a different idea had brought change, not only in the thinking of people, but also helped mould out a better community. By reading this book you are only earning and not losing anything!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Believe

    You have to know that Shakespesre is and artist of liturature. His way with words, the intricity of each line is spectacular if not perfect. His beuatifully composed pieces are not to be criticized. If you are brave enough to take on and read this script by an international hero, read it carefully and well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Romantic

    Romeo and juliet is romantic and dramatic it is a great book and really good book and really cheep if you like dramatic and romantic books you should read romeo and juliet

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    How is this school reading material How is this school reading material?

    I first read this in junior high. I read it again in 10th grade. Both times I found it ridiculous. Why read this in school? The only lessons this play teaches are that apparently you can fall in love with someone you barely know, and that committing suicide is a romantic tragedy. I don't inderstand how this story was ever relevant at any time. I hope that some day this is taken out of the school curriculum.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Greaat

    It was an awsome book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    I need help

    When i looked up romeo and juliet a whole lot of book poped up as romeo and juliet... which one should i pick!?!?!?!?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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