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YOLO Juliet (OMG Shakespeare) Hardcover – May 26, 2015
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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
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As an avid reader of Shakespeare's plays, I honestly thought the idea of this was clever. Most times you'll go out to seek renditions that are easier to read for his plays, most people jump onto the No Fear Shakespeare (hell I think I have a N.F.S. copy of Antony and Cleopatra). But what this did was take his plays and "modernize" it to some extent. The writer put his own twist on the play and I think that's what makes it very unique. It's the same storyline of course but simply put into "modern" texting terms. When you finally get over the fact it's written via Smartphone texts, it's actually quite humorous and goofy. Probably one of my favorite sections is as follows:
Mercutio: Out with it then! So how was her pink flower? 🌸
Benvolio: Ugh. Mercutio.
Romeo: Let's just say it's been pollinated. 🐝
Benvolio: Ugh. ROMEO!
She couldn't wait to read another one, so we went back the next day and got Srsly Hamlet. She was up all night reading that too, she couldn't put it down. So I've pre-ordered the rest of them.
People need to lighten up. I think this was a great idea to get younger kids interested in Shakespeare, and for the rest of us who have read some of his plays, it's just plain fun. When my daughter does read the original text, it won't be as daunting and will probably help her enjoyment of it
"OMFG"? You let your kids talk like that? And in the back in the glossary it's actually spelled out, "Oh My F***ing God"? Shakespeare avoided blasphemy, but Brett Wright couldn't?
I bought this for my 11 yr old granddaughter and then had to apologize to her mother when she read it. Yes, I know that's how some people commonly text, but we don't, and we don't have to buy into it like it's polite speech. Define the culture downward all you like, but put a warning label on it next time--not for young readers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the idea, but the profanity in this book is a big NO. I wanted to use it as a tool to teach -- the vocabulary is UNACCEPTABLE. Too bad.Published 2 months ago by Faye
While this book does not and should not replace the actual play, this book is a great way to get students interested in the Bard.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My daughter loves this book, its very comical. And does help understand Shakespeare as well as keep her interested.Published 3 months ago by Momma13
GREAT way to get kids to understand what is REALLY going on in Shakespeare.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Using it to teach my high school English class. They love it because it really appeals to them and what they use in their everyday lives. Plus, it's just hilarious!Published 4 months ago by Volfan1988