Prince of Cats

Prince of Cats

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A hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that focuses on Tybalt (derisively referred to as "the Prince of Cats") and his Capulet crew as they do battle nightly with the hated Montagues. Set in a Blade Runner-esque version of Brooklyn, Prince of Cats is a mix of urban melodrama, samurai action and classic Shakespearean theater ... all written in Iambic Pentameter!
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, ©2012
ISBN: 9781401220686
1401220681
Branch Call Number: GN WIMBERLY 2012
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

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multcolib_lauralw Mar 06, 2018

If you love the fantasy elements of Black Panther, perhaps you will love the hip-hop retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Prince Tybalt's point of view.

A hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that focuses on Tybalt (derisively referred to as "the Prince of Cats") and his Capulet crew as they do battle nightly with the hated Montagues. Set in a Blade Runner-esque version of Brooklyn, Prince of Cats is a mix of urba... Read More »

Reimagining the story of Romeo and Juliet told through Tybalt's point of view, set in New York City, 1980s hip hop scene, brilliantly melding hip hop language and iambic pentameter.


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AfrikaSmith
Jan 02, 2018

The title was odd to me, but the dialog and fight scenes are great.

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skyekilaen
May 20, 2015

A hip-hop ninja Romeo and Juliet remix about Tybalt. You have never read anything like this, and it has all the passion of the story that inspired it. Reading Wimberly's afterword, I was struck again by how good of a writer he is, and the connections he drew between Kurosawa's Ran, Wu-Tang Clan, and the streets of Verona to create this book. It even gets better as you re-read it. (Do I have to say anything else to sell you on this book? Really? I didn't think so.)

theorbys Apr 17, 2013

I did enjoy reading this: the idea was a good one, and the art and ambiance were well done. But, for me at least, the fact that I could not follow what was happening on many pages, often the fight scenes, was a serious drawback. Still I would not hesitate to read more of Ronald Wimberly's work. BTW great title for this book.

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