Romeo and Juliet - No Fear Shakespeare Author:William Shakespeare, SparkNotes Editors Read Romeo and Juliet in all its brilliance and actually understand what it means. — No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Romeo and Juliet on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. — Each No Fear Shakespeare contains —
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