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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare, William

Paperback - 2003
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Romeo and Juliet
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

Publisher: New York : Spark Pub., c2003.
ISBN: 9781586638450
Characteristics: xii, 287 p. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Crowther, John (John C.).
Alternate Title: Romeo & Juliet


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Feb 21, 2015
  • white_shark_47 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A bit difficult to understand, but a true classic.

Sep 16, 2014

No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet! Great for Grade Nine and Intermediate English students as it puts Shakespearean texts into everyday common English.

Jul 14, 2014
  • Horse_Freak_1712 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a pretty good book considering how confusing it was. The storyline was great except that this is the original version of the story so it is written in very old english. I most enjoyed reading this classic tale because it truly portrays how to be really loyal to someone you love and i thought it was very interesting.

Jul 09, 2014
  • carffmann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This version is in text form. One side in modern English and the other side is in the original.

I liked it very much because it allows students to understand the beauty of Shakespeare as life long learners!

When I was a student we read Romeo & Juliet in grade school. We read each line and each page together and the instructor helped us along. We read the Folger edition.

Feb 06, 2014

To be honest, I pretty much loathe having to read Shakespeare in school, much less having to act it out. Nevertheless, I somehow always end up having to do both. In reading Romeo and Juliet this year, I find that is not all that it is said to be, and not as romantic as it seems. I don't much care for the story, but no fear Shakespeare is my go to version of everything Shakespeare, because it is so helpful to be able to actually understand what they're saying while getting the context of the original side by side. Love the format, not so much the content.

Jul 16, 2013
  • aprilmay rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

When first read Romeo and Juliet, I hated it, in fact I still hate it. Many people claim that it is this wonderful love story about two people whom are destined to be, but that's not that case at all! The story is about nothing at all. To me, it's just mindless people talking about idodic things.

Jul 03, 2013
  • blue_wolf_2277 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an awesome book. It gave me intel upon the lives of ancient peoples and how love is more than just fantansy, it involoves feuds and violence as well.

Apr 28, 2013

How many pages are there??

Jan 14, 2013

This book really helped me get into my Juliet character for my play! Very helpful. Thanks Shakespeare

Jul 10, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading Romeo and Juliet because I thought that the story was so beautiful and the prologue was wonderfully well written. By far the best Shakespeare book I've read.

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Jul 14, 2014
  • Horse_Freak_1712 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 19, 2014
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Jul 09, 2014

i also read the translations of the book. in the beginning it already tells us tat romeo and Juliet commit suicide in the end of the story and i have not yet finished the book. romeo meet Juliet at a mask party but they weren't wearing mask's and they made out on the first day they meet. romeo would sneak out at night to Juliet's balcony and they would talk till the sun rises. the continuing u would have to read yourself, tragedy comes when romeo gets abandon and had to leave and Juliet had to fake his death by drinking a vial but she thinks tat there's poison inside and it would kill him.

Jul 24, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Romeo and Juliet love each other. Their parents are rival families. They can't be together, but fight to stay together anyways.

Jun 10, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mara Valentine is in control. She's a straight-A senior, a vegan, and her parents' pride and joy. She's neck-and-neck with her womanizing ex-boyfriend for number-one class ranking and plans to kick his salutatorian butt on her way out the door to Yale. Mara has her remaining months in Brockport all planned out, but the plan does not include having V, her slutty, pot-smoking, sixteen-year-old niece -- yes, niece -- come to live with her family. Nor does it involve lusting after her boss or dreaming about grilled cheese sandwiches every night. What does a control freak like Mara do when things start spinning wildly out of control? With insight, authenticity, and a healthy dose of humor, Carolyn Mackler creates an evolving Type A heroine that every reader will recognize -- and root for. From the author of the award-winning The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things comes the racy story of an overachiever who learns to get over it -- and get a life.


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Jul 14, 2014
  • Horse_Freak_1712 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo. Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and i'll no longer be a capulet".

Jul 09, 2014

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?

Jul 24, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, and the continuance of their parents' rage, which, but their children's end, nought could remove, is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; the which if you with patient ears attend, what here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend."


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Jul 24, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Stabbings that result in death; poison is used; suicide.

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