Barron's Literature Made Easy Series: Your Guide to: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Paperback | April 1, 1999

byLisa Fabry, Tony Buzan

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If you're looking for an explanation of Romeo and Juliet's themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of William Shakespeare's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics to make this timeless classic clearer, livelier, and more easily understood than ordinary literature plot summaries. An unusual feature, "Mind Map" is a diagram that summarizes and interrelates the most important details about Romeo and Juliet that students need to understand. Appropriate for middle and high school students.

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This entry in the Literature Made Easy series analyses one of William Shakespeare’s most romantic but catastrophic plays. Romeo and Juliet, the first of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, is the classic tale of two young star-crossed lovers who both die untimely deaths because of their feuding families. This study guide provides an in-dept...

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If you're looking for an explanation of Romeo and Juliet's themes, plot points, character actions and motivations, plus discussions of William Shakespeare's unique literary style and point of view, reach for the Literature Made Easy Series. This enlightening guide uses meaningful text, extensive illustrations and imaginative graphics t...

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.31 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Barron's Educational SeriesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0764108328

ISBN - 13:9780764108327

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good starter This is the perfect play to start with when being introduced to Shakespeare... its easy to follow and get use to the language used
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic Classic must read love story - might take some time to read though... #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Writing This play contains some of S most poetic and beautiful writing - Queen Mab alone takes the cake. Sure the plot's a bit far-fetched, but most drama is. One of S's best for sure.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Writing This play contains some of S most poetic and beautiful writing - Queen Mab alone takes the cake. Sure the plot's a bit far-fetched, but most drama is. One of S's best for sure.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Writing This play contains some of S most poetic and beautiful writing - Queen Mab alone takes the cake. Sure the plot's a bit far-fetched, but most drama is. One of S's best for sure.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't enjoy it We read this in 9th grade. It was a tragedy but I dislike this play. I like the book cover and the illustrations though. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It Althougb Romeo and Juliet were teenagers, the tragedy was really saddening to read. The book really helps you to gain a better understanding of the characters and the line by line translation gave me the play in English, which was really helpful.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously Is this S's best play? I think so, at least for language and poetry. Lear is more tragic, Hamlet more sophisticated, Macbeth is more intense, but this is ... beyond words.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book!! I enjoyed reading this book even though it has a tragic ending.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic of classics A classic book; I know we are all forced to read it in school, now time to read it on your own!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this im abou to buy this so ;)
Date published: 2015-07-06
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

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From Our Editors

This entry in the Literature Made Easy series analyses one of William Shakespeare’s most romantic but catastrophic plays. Romeo and Juliet, the first of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, is the classic tale of two young star-crossed lovers who both die untimely deaths because of their feuding families. This study guide provides an in-depth analysis of main themes and characters of the play, along with insights into the Bard’s literary style, use of language and personal viewpoint. More than just a simple plot summary, this book uses illustrations and graphics to outline the key elements of the work. In a special feature unique to this series, a ‘Mind Map’ diagram shows the relationship between the important themes and details of the novel.