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ROMEO AND JULIET (Shakespeare : the Animated Tales)
ROMEO AND JULIET - Shakespeare : the Animated Tales
Author: William Shakespeare, Leon Garfield
An illustrated, abridged version of the Shakespeare tragedy with background information and explanatory stage directions.
ISBN-13: 9780679938743
ISBN-10: 0679938745
Publication Date: 3/23/1993
Pages: 48
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Remember "Shakespeare: the Animated Tales" on HBO all those years ago? Or am I the only egghead who actually watched those as a kid?

This is "R&J" abridged and illustrated with the stylized illustrations of the animated show. It's a VERY abridged version, with only the "good stuff" left in. None of the loooong soliloquys or over-spoken lines. It's just the bare-bones story of star-crossed lovers who end their lives for love. The nice part is the stage directions that fill in the story when the lines were taken out.

This is a nice introduction to the play, and the pictures help tell the story.


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