Romeo and Juliet

 

Romeo and Juliet

There are three different versions of Shakespeare's tragedy published by Classical Comics. The play is studied by many pupils in KS3 so this set will be a wonderful resource to back up studies. The play is presented in full-colour artwork that captures all of the atmosphere, emotion and excitement of the original classical works. The artwork complements the three versions.

 

  • Original Text - this is the full, unabridged original script
  • Plain Text - the original script translated into modern English, verse-for-verse, whilst retaining the full essence of the play.
  • Quick Text - the dialogue is reduced to as few words as possible whilst retaining all of the characters, plots and motives from the play.
 
 

"But soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!"


The fair city of Verona is troubled by two feuding families: the Montagues and the Capulets. Their hatred for each other runs deep and they regularly disturb the streets with their fighting; so when Romeo Montague meets and falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, it can only lead to a desperately tragic end.
Shakespeare's wonderful play is as relevant today as it was when it was written, over 400 years ago. It is arguably his best-known work, containing some of his most famous lines.
Now, for the first time, it appears in its entirety as a full-colour graphic novel, capturing all of the beauty, emotion and tragedy of this timeless tale. See the Classical Comics website for more details on Romeo and Juliet and the many other titles in this super series.

The three versions of the play, with their differentiated text, are perfect for classroom use and it is fascinating to read the versions alongside each other. No longer need anyone say 'Shakespeare is boring.'! The illustrations are right up to the minute and guaranteed to appeal to today's students. The quality of production is superb and these books are a real delight to use. The Quick Text version is ideal for KS2 pupils, to introduce Shakespeare in an appealing manner. There is also a super Teacher's Guide to go with the books (illustrated alongside).
Look out for more in the series, both Shakespeare and many other classics. I especially like the way young readers can be introduced to the Quick Text and then move on to the full text version - great for last minute revision too! These books are a great resource for school libraries and I highly recommend the use of Classical Comics to entice students into the world of our great classical authors.
The three versions of the play, with their differentiated text, are perfect for classroom use and it is fascinating to read the versions alongside each other. No longer need anyone say 'Shakespeare is boring.'! The illustrations are right up to the minute and guaranteed to appeal to today's students. The quality of production is superb and these books are a real delight to use. The Quick Text version is ideal for KS2 pupils, to introduce Shakespeare in an appealing manner. There is also a super Teacher's Guide to go with the books (illustrated alongside).
Look out for more in the series, both Shakespeare and many other classics. I especially like the way young readers can be introduced to the Quick Text and then move on to the full text version - great for last minute revision too! These books are a great resource for school libraries and I highly recommend the use of Classical Comics to entice students into the world of our great classical authors.

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