William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

By Coville, Bruce & Shakespeare, William & Nolan, Dennis P.

Publishers Summary:
A simplified prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about two young people who defy their warring families' prejudices and dare to fall in love.

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ISBN
978-0-80372-462-4
Publisher
New York : Dial Books, c1999.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2000

Gr 5-8 A well-told prose adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy. Using such language as, "The barest hint of moonlight dusted Verona's streets-," Coville captures the feel of Shakespeare's poetic verse, and includes many of the most famous lines of the play in the characters' dialogue. Occasionally, some of this dialogue has been altered, e.g., Juliet's "Deny thy father and refuse thy name" becomes the less flowing "Discard thy name," and Mercutio's "The slip, sire, the slip" becomes "Romeo, you gave us the slip last night," but such changes, while di...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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