Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 240 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.23 in
Published: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 038574367X
ISBN - 13: 9780385743679
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Act One SCENE ONE Verona. A Public Place. Enter Sampson and Gregory, armed with swords and bucklers sampson. Gregory, o’ my word, we ’ll not carry coals. gregory. No, for then we should be colliers. sampson. I mean, an we be in choler, we ’ll draw. gregory. Ay, while you live, draw your neck out o’ the collar. sampson. I strike quickly, being moved. gregory. But thou art not quickly moved to strike. sampson. A dog of the house of Montague moves me. gregory. To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand; therefore, if thou art moved, thou runnest away. sampson. A dog of that house shall move me to stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s. gregory. That shows thee a weak slave; for the weakest goes to the wall. sampson. ’Tis true; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push Montague’s men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall. gregory. The quarrel is between our masters and us their men. sampson. ’Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when I have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the maids; I will cut off their heads. gregory. The heads of the maids? sampson. Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maiden-heads; take it in what sense thou wilt. gregory. They must take it in sense that feel it. sampson. Me they shall feel while I am able to stand; and ’tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh. gregory. ’Tis well thou art not f
From the Publisher
This exclusive edition of Romeo and Juliet includes William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy as well as the newly adapted screenplay by the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes. The full-color photo insert of the film’s cast features Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet, Douglas Booth as Romeo, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio, Ed Westwick as Tybalt, and Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence. Emmy-award winning Fellowes has also written an introduction for this unique edition. Experience the heartbreaking romance of the infamous star-crossed lovers whose passion ignites amidst feuding families.
About the Author
JULIAN FELLOWES is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter. He most recently earned the Emmy and Golden Globe for creating and writing the acclaimed miniseries, Downton Abbey, and also won the Original Screenplay Academy Award for Gosford Park.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) is recognized as one of the greatest writers of all time, known for works like "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Romeo and Juliet," "Othello," "The Tempest," among many others.
"We can more easily decide between Shakespear and any other author, than between him and himself. Shall we quote any more passages to shew his genius or the beauty of Romeo and Juliet? At that rate, we might quote the whole."