Romeo And Juliet: The Graphic Novel

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Romeo And Juliet: The Graphic Novel

by William Shakespeare
Editor John F. Mcdonald
Illustrator Sachin Nagar

Steerforth Press | May 24, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Romeo And Juliet: The Graphic Novel is rated 4.125 out of 5 by 8.
A story of ill-fated lovers whose untimely deaths unite two feuding families, Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of young love destined to meet a tragic end.

The hatred between the House of the Capulets and the House of the Montagues is well known in Verona. Yet love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet. A brawl between the kinsmen of the Houses leads to Romeo''s exile, and from then on it is a series of misjudgments and chance - of time, place, and event that inexorably play out the lovers'' doom.

One of the most popular of Shakespeare''s plays, and one of his most performed, Romeo and Juliet is an enduring love story of emblematic proportions. Campfire''s adaptation seeks to bring this iconic work of Shakespeare to young readers in a language that is simple yet Shakespearean, and art that movingly recreates a tragic romance of 16th-century feudal Italy.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 pages, 10.28 × 6.54 × 0.25 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Steerforth Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 938002858X

ISBN - 13: 9789380028583

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! This is truly amazing ! I loved every second of this! it was amazing and It is truly one of the best love stories ever told!
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Graphic Adaptation, True to the Original Reason for Reading: Honestly, I hate Romeo & Juliet; I think it is the stupidest love story ever written, but I won't go into my views on that here. I read this adaptation solely because I was sent a review copy. I've read the play and seen it performed at Stratford Festival so am very familiar with the story and I found this to be a very well-written adaptation, true to the original. Written in modern English, which is how I prefer my Shakespeare. The story is very easy to read and unlike any other Campfire Classics I've read to date, this one had the occasional asterix to explain a perhaps uncommon word. The cover art is very pretty but not representational of the inside art which is illustrated as realistic 16th century Italian life. Well done and attractive. The book begins with a brief bio. of Shakespeare and a cast of main characters page and ends with a two-page spread of did-you-know type facts about Shakespeare, in general, and this play in particular. This is a perfect introduction to the play.
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh..over rated Everyone is suppose to love Romeo and Juliet. I get it they are two star-crossed lovers. Personally I thought Romeo was a cry-baby. And at 13 can you really know true love?
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from woooowww this is the best book everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Date published: 2009-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Romeo and Juliet I usually do not like abridged books, I feel the original full text should be read and savoured, not a shortened and edited text. That being said, it is important for teens who read the manga versions of Shakespeare to realize that what they are reading is a summarized version. Hopefully the manga adaptation will get teens to seek out the real thing. The artwork and the emotions portrayed by the drawings in the manga version of "Romeo and Juliet" are wonderfully executed. I enjoyed the updated time and place setting of modern day Japan and Shakespeare's bloody and violent play fits right in with the manga culture. It was a fun manga book to read and my teenage daughter enjoyed it (yes, she has read the original and seen the play in theatre). There definitely is a market out there for graphic novels amongst the teen world. The characters are drawn in an appealing, cool, modern and fashionable way. Juliet is beautiful and has great clothes and Romeo is handsome and also has great clothes. It seems shallow, but it is appealing. I guess my biggest fear would be that teens would just read the manga version and feel they have experienced “Romeo and Juliet”. The play needs to be partaken of in a theatre to be fully appreciated and the manga version just does not offer the full meal deal. My hope would be that any manga Shakespeare would encourage readers to seek out the original.
Date published: 2008-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romantic This book is yet the most romantic and astounding peice of work in its kind.
Date published: 2001-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This book was good, sometime it went on and on but not bad at all
Date published: 2001-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shakespeare for dummies This edition of one of the greatest stories ever told is incredibly clear and concise. I would recommend it to any one who is Shakespeare illiterate. The included side notes and scene previews spell out every aspect of the play.
Date published: 1999-05-01

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Romeo And Juliet: The Graphic Novel

by William Shakespeare
Editor John F. Mcdonald
Illustrator Sachin Nagar

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 pages, 10.28 × 6.54 × 0.25 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Steerforth Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 938002858X

ISBN - 13: 9789380028583

About the Book

A story of ill-fated lovers whose untimely deaths unite two feuding families, Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of young love destined to meet a tragic end.
The hatred between the House of the Capulets and the House of the Montagues is well known in Verona. Yet love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet. A brawl between the kinsmen of the Houses leads to Romeo's exile, and from then on it is a series of misjudgments and chance - of time, place, and event that inexorably play out the lovers' doom.
One of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, and one of his most performed, "Romeo and Juliet" is an enduring love story of emblematic proportions. Campfire's adaptation seeks to bring this iconic work of Shakespeare to young readers in a language that is simple yet Shakespearean, and art that movingly recreates a tragic romance of 16th-century feudal Italy.

From the Publisher

A story of ill-fated lovers whose untimely deaths unite two feuding families, Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of young love destined to meet a tragic end.

The hatred between the House of the Capulets and the House of the Montagues is well known in Verona. Yet love blossoms between Romeo and Juliet. A brawl between the kinsmen of the Houses leads to Romeo''s exile, and from then on it is a series of misjudgments and chance - of time, place, and event that inexorably play out the lovers'' doom.

One of the most popular of Shakespeare''s plays, and one of his most performed, Romeo and Juliet is an enduring love story of emblematic proportions. Campfire''s adaptation seeks to bring this iconic work of Shakespeare to young readers in a language that is simple yet Shakespearean, and art that movingly recreates a tragic romance of 16th-century feudal Italy.

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564 in Warwickshire, England.
The theme of Shakespeare''s work tended to be human feelings such as fear, ambition, and jealousy. His most well known works such as Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth thrived on the weaknesses of human emotions. In Romeo and Juliet he would play on the eternally popular theme of the doomed lovers whose parents object to their union.
Although he died in 1616, Shakespeare''s enduring popularity shows no sign of weakening. His work is constantly performed with a plethora of yearly stage plays, and the numerous television adaptations and popular Hollywood films released over the years.

Editorial Reviews

 “I found this to be a very well-written adaptation, true to the original. . . . Well done and attractive . . . This is a perfect introduction to the play.” — Nicola Manning, Back to Books


"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)