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Romeo and Juliet: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) Paperback – May 24, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Campfire Graphic Novels
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Campfire; Reprint edition (May 24, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 938002858X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9380028583
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,015,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 “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)

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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicola Manning-Mansfield on August 1, 2011
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.
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