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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare, William (Book - 2000 )
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Romeo and Juliet are young lovers separated by the ancient and enduring hatred between their families. This text includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the play, and a note on the text used.
Authors: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title: Romeo and Juliet
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, c2000
Edition: New ed
Characteristics: xlvi, 128 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by Peter Holland
Notes: Drama
Summary: Romeo and Juliet are young lovers separated by the ancient and enduring hatred between their families. This text includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare, an introduction to the play, and a note on the text used.
Additional Contributors: Holland, Peter - 1951-
ISBN: 9780140714845
0140714847
Branch Call Number: 822.33 U3ho 2000
Bibliography: Includes Publisher's Note (p. [vii]), The Theatrical World (p. [ix]-xxiv), The Texts of Shakespeare (p. [xxv]-xxix), Introduction (p. [xxxi]-xliv), and Note on the Text (p. [xlv]-xlv)
Subject Headings: English drama (Tragedy) Youth Drama Vendetta Drama Verona (Italy) Drama Conflict of generations Drama Juliet (Fictitious character) Drama Romeo (Fictitious character) Drama
Topical Term: English drama (Tragedy)
Youth
Vendetta
Conflict of generations
Juliet (Fictitious character)
Romeo (Fictitious character)
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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
  • rocketrach rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is hard to read but very good. It is actually very short when you read into it. I suggest using sparknotes to read it. It really helps. Dont use sparknotes if you dont want to understand the "strange" parts if yah know what im saying
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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.

Jul 09, 2014
  • cindy112judy9915 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

even though i didnt read ths yet i bet ill be great b/c rite now in skool im acting out the play

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.

How many pages are there??

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

Aug 21, 2012
  • dommie96 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a standard we were asked to read for school

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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.

Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Romeo, a young man ruled by his emotions, finds that he has caught serious feelings for a young girl named Juliet, who is to marry a man that she does not feel for. when both Romeo and Juliet find that they have a love they can't deny, they marry in secret.

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

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

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

" JULIET
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".

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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