Romeo And Juliet: Original Text And Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English

Romeo And Juliet: Original Text And Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English

Taking the mystery out of Shakespeare - not the magic: This translation of ROMEO AND JULIET into contemporary English - alongside the original text - has modernized the difficult passages and expressions which used to make Shakespeare's language a challenge. This unique translation is not a literal-minded prose version. On the contrary, it retains the feel and the rhythm of the original, letting the reader experience the play in the same enjoyable way an Elizabethan audience did. The text is immediately clear to today's readers, making those tedious footnotes unnecessary. A glossary of place names and mythological references is included.

Title:Romeo And Juliet: Original Text And Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781885564115
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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr


    Romeo And Juliet: Original Text And Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English Reviews

  • Madeline

    Romeo and Juliet, abridged.ROMEO: I’m Romeo, and I used to be emo and annoying but now I’m so totally in luuuuurve and it’s AWESOME. MERCUTIO: Okay, three things: One, there’s only room in thi...

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  • Nate

    I'm not sure what annoys me more - the play that elevated a story about two teenagers meeting at a ball and instantly "falling in love" then deciding to get married after knowing each other for one ni...

  • Anne

    THIS! This is what happens when you jump into a Rebound Relationship.So, when the story opens, Romeo is desperately in love with Rosaline. But since she won't give up the booty has sworn to remain cha...

  • Bill  Kerwin

    Two things struck me during this re-reading: 1) From the first scene of the play, the sexual puns are drenched in metaphorical violence (drawing your weapon, laying knife aboard, forcing women to the ...

  • Catriona

    The people who dislike this play are the ones who view common sense over being rational, and prefer to view the world in a structured way. One of the main arguments that come across is the 'meeting, f...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    Why didn’t they just run away together? It would have saved a lot of heart ache. ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Romeo and Juliet = The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths...

  • Brina

    Happy 2018, everyone! I thought I would get the year off on the right track by reading my first book for classics bingo in the group catching up on classics...and lots more. One of the squares on this...

  • Manny

    Every emo fourteen year old's dream. In bullet-point form:• fall in love with hot boy/girl (delete as appropriate) that parents can't stand; • tender words and some sex - gotta find out what that'...