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Romeo and Juliet: Plain Text: The Graphic Novel

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This full colour graphic novel presents Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in modern English verse-for-verse. If you find the original Shakespearean language rather cryptic then this is for you.


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This full colour graphic novel presents Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in modern English verse-for-verse. If you find the original Shakespearean language rather cryptic then this is for you.

30 review for Romeo and Juliet: Plain Text: The Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    Reason for Reading: I couldn't resist! This book has everything I love in one book: orphans, mysterious island, vintage photographs, creepy atmosphere and an old house. How could I not want to read it. Here is a book that once again uses photographs and text together in a unique way. The obscure, peculiar vintage photographs are simply illustrative, but the author has had to write his story around already existing photos which enhance the story to such a degree that the book would not be what it Reason for Reading: I couldn't resist! This book has everything I love in one book: orphans, mysterious island, vintage photographs, creepy atmosphere and an old house. How could I not want to read it. Here is a book that once again uses photographs and text together in a unique way. The obscure, peculiar vintage photographs are simply illustrative, but the author has had to write his story around already existing photos which enhance the story to such a degree that the book would not be what it is without them. The notes do say that "with the exception of a few that have undergone minimal postprocessing, they are unaltered." Really only one word sums up this book and that is the eponymous "peculiar" for peculiar it certainly is. This is not a fast paced book, not one that will have you racing to the end for the grand finale which may put some of the intended audience off. However, it is more meandering, taking its time, showing us all the "peculiar" characters, who and what they are, as the story unfolds. Jacob comes to the island to get over the death of his grandfather who had told him fantastical tales of this place his whole life to prove that it is just an island after all, but he quickly learns his grandfather's tales were true. The story settles in and slowly reveals the secret of the island, the house, the children, Jacob's grandfather, and eventually Jacob's part in it all. A very moody atmospheric story that I quite enjoyed. I loved the characters and as a lover of vintage photos was totally fascinated with the photographs. My only concern with the book is a certain tone of vulgar language coming mostly from Jacob, the narrator. There is some swearing but it is the vulgar images that certain language convey which is of more concern. The only reason I can think of this use is to show that Jacob is from the here and now, as opposed to the 1940's of the other children, though some of those boys have vulgar turns of phrase as well. I wouldn't recommend the book for younger children. Also, the book ends with the characters all set to take on a new adventure which is obviously a set-up for a second book, which is rather disappointing as I am getting tired of sequels and series these days. Whatever happened to the good ole standalone? However, teens and adults should find a rather spooky read that will keep them entertained.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Johnathan Dove

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Johnathan Dove Class: 810 3/22/10 READERS RESPONSE: I have completed the book, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This authentic and tragic story was one of my favorite books yet. It’s been a while since I picked up a love story, so I was surprised at how content I was with reading it. Even though it was written in the most complicating way, it seemed so original and I would hate reading it in any other way. Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers who come from two separate enemy families. The f Johnathan Dove Class: 810 3/22/10 READERS RESPONSE: I have completed the book, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This authentic and tragic story was one of my favorite books yet. It’s been a while since I picked up a love story, so I was surprised at how content I was with reading it. Even though it was written in the most complicating way, it seemed so original and I would hate reading it in any other way. Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers who come from two separate enemy families. The families were the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. The families really hated each other; they would brawl in public and threaten death upon each other, the hate was so bad that Romeo and Juliet had to have a secret marriage, and Juliet had to fake her death to see her husband. The worst part was that both Romeo and Juliet accidentally killed themselves for each other because of their families. What I like to point out about the book is the language it uses. Romeo and Juliet is a play that was written by Shakespeare a number of years ago. In that time period, these words were common, and reading now was so new and unfamiliar that at first was almost impossible to read, but as I pushed, words, then sentences and, even paragraphs became easier to read. I remember reading a line by Romeo (Act 1. sc.5): O then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do. They pray: grant thou, lest faith turn do despair. Honestly, I don’t fully understand this line, but I feel that it is so deep and so lovely. With that said, Romeo and Juliet was so touching and it is my favorite play. My favorite part of the entire story was the prologue because of the language, and the fact that it explained the whole story. It had so much structure and so detailed that reading it makes you want to act it out on the spot.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Owlboyle

    The complete play is translated into plain English! 'But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun'! This title presents the tragic tale of doomed love, set in Verona, Italy, where the Montagues and the Capulets constantly feud and bring unrest to the city. So how could love possibly survive between this pair of star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet? Only Shakespeare could take such a romantic story and turn it into a soul-searching trag The complete play is translated into plain English! 'But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun'! This title presents the tragic tale of doomed love, set in Verona, Italy, where the Montagues and the Capulets constantly feud and bring unrest to the city. So how could love possibly survive between this pair of star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet? Only Shakespeare could take such a romantic story and turn it into a soul-searching tragedy. This was the Plain Text edition

  4. 5 out of 5

    Genesis

    This book was very intreging. I was able to take a look into Shakespere time to see how they talked. I read a beautiful love story about sacrifice, betrayl and tough love. After I read the novel I finally understood what the introduction was talking about. While reading I changed some of the words into modern language and I was able to understand Shakespere language. He actually talked the way we do today.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

    3.5 stars: Its weird. I know that Romeo and Juilet is the classic tale of two love birds and everyone loves this story, but I did not. I thought that the relationship between the two was not romantic, it was rushed and unrealistic. Maybe it's because I read the graphic novel but I really did not find it as crazy good as people say. I did like the rest of the story though.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kiara

    "A pair star-crossed lover..." the beinging quote. Its so sad, tragic, just tragic, and *sniff* so hard to understand. sike! It was a fanstastic book but not something I'd recommend to people unless you like reading in old-english. But you must see that movie with Leonardo DiCaprio! The movie too violent but Leonardo is so gorgeous in that movie!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mrs Mac McKenzie

    This is one of the many graphic novels of the greatest love story ever told by Shakespeare. The illustrations are bold and detailed with sombre colours, reflecting the historic time in Verona. The text has been reduced and modernised. There are no sonnets, but it is a good start to begin to appreciate the storyline of this complicated and violent drama.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hisham Slamet

    This story looks amazing. Its play by William Shakesphere. They fall in love with each other. They were kill themselves.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cotywrrnyahoo.com

    interesting

  10. 5 out of 5

    Klára

    Grafika se mi líbila a děj byl vystižený taky dobře. Je pěkné si přečíst tak známé dílo i ve více oddechové podobě. Velmi rychlé čtení - tak na půl hodiny.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lucy Dawson

    A great and easy way to understand the story of Shakespeare's classics. Lovely illustrations too.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Farah

    I thought this book was fantastic! Iv never read Romeo and Juliet so I decided to start off with this graphic novel, and I'm happy I did :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Adelle R.

    Nedá se to popsat. To se musí přečíst.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rae Stoltenkamp

  16. 4 out of 5

    Azhar7n

  17. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  18. 5 out of 5

    Himiiie

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

  20. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

  21. 5 out of 5

    Terebis

  22. 5 out of 5

    Abe Gruber

  23. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sonia

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nadia

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tereza

  27. 4 out of 5

    Marc

  28. 4 out of 5

    Linus Lam

  29. 5 out of 5

    Yazmin

  30. 4 out of 5

    Helene

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