Romeo and Juliet, Paperback Book
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Description

"No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated - Graphic Novels" is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in "No Fear Shakespeare".

The original "No Fear" series made Shakespeare's plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down.

Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively offbeat, slightly funky, and appealing.

Each book features an illustrated cast of characters, helpful plot summary, line-by-line translations of the play and illustrations that will enhance your understanding of the story and characters.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 216 pages, b/w throughout, includes illustrations
  • Publisher: Spark Notes
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9781411498747

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This is my first graphic novel, if it can rightly be called that? (Since it was the story of Romeo and Juliet? Not an original story?) <br/><br/>Whatever you want to call it, I really enjoyed it. At first, I had a hard time figuring out who the characters LOOKED like, since I am used to novels/plays where it always just tells me who is talking, and I don't ever have to think about what the character looks like.<br/><br/>This is a novel I want to use in class to help students get a better grasp of the play. Although I maintain my attitude that Shakespeare was writing to point out how stupid young people in love are (Ex: Romeo, for the entire first act almost, is 'in love' with Rosaline, not Juliet.) It gives me some sick twisted pleasure to burst this little bubble for my students. That aside, I really think the R&amp;J is one of the best plays. (This is partially, I think, due to the fact that when I teach something, I have to get super excited about it, so that I can get students excited about it. Partially, I think it is also due to the close-reading I do more as a teacher than I did as a student--checking for ANYTHING that might make it even a tad more interesting.)<br/><br/>The story is SO GREAT, I just PRAY that I can do it justice in class, and help students get over the language barrier that is, inherently, Shakespeare.<br/><br/>This was a great read as a reminder for all the greatness that is The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

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This is my first graphic novel, if it can rightly be called that? (Since it was the story of Romeo and Juliet? Not an original story?) <br/><br/>Whatever you want to call it, I really enjoyed it. At first, I had a hard time figuring out who the characters LOOKED like, since I am used to novels/plays where it always just tells me who is talking, and I don't ever have to think about what the character looks like.<br/><br/>This is a novel I want to use in class to help students get a better grasp of the play. Although I maintain my attitude that Shakespeare was writing to point out how stupid young people in love are (Ex: Romeo, for the entire first act almost, is 'in love' with Rosaline, not Juliet.) It gives me some sick twisted pleasure to burst this little bubble for my students. That aside, I really think the R&amp;J is one of the best plays. (This is partially, I think, due to the fact that when I teach something, I have to get super excited about it, so that I can get students excited about it. Partially, I think it is also due to the close-reading I do more as a teacher than I did as a student--checking for ANYTHING that might make it even a tad more interesting.)<br/><br/>The story is SO GREAT, I just PRAY that I can do it justice in class, and help students get over the language barrier that is, inherently, Shakespeare.<br/><br/>This was a great read as a reminder for all the greatness that is The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

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