Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: The Manga Edition

Feuding families the Montagues and Capulets Star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet A street brawl and a masquerade ball Comedy and tragedy Murder and revenge True romance A secret marriage A double suicide This manga edition features a four page introduction that sets the stage and a text that s abridged, but retains Shakespeare s original language, setting, and timFeuding families the Montagues and Capulets Star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet A street brawl and a masquerade ball Comedy and tragedy Murder and revenge True romance A secret marriage A double suicide This manga edition features a four page introduction that sets the stage and a text that s abridged, but retains Shakespeare s original language, setting, and time Packed with action and emotion, it is the ideal way to explore Shakespeare s timeless themes and appreciate his immortal love scenes.
Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet The Manga Edition Feuding families the Montagues and Capulets Star crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet A street brawl and a masquerade ball Comedy and tragedy Murder and revenge True romance A secret marriage A double suic

  • Title: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: The Manga Edition
  • Author: Adam Sexton Yali Lin William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9780470097588
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: The Manga Edition”

    1. This Manga version of Romeo and Juliet was written by Adam Sexton, it is 185 pages and is a graphic novel. I think this Manga edition of Shakespeare's play is wonderful and so much more straightforward than the original one. I was really impressed with the graphics as they were very imaginative and they all suited the elements of the play. As most of you know this novel is very tragic however, also a romantic story about two star-crossed lovers who get caught in the crossfire of their parents qu [...]

    2. This book is based on a tragic story about two star-crossed lovers taking away their life. Juliet had a plan to be with Romeo but the plan never got around to Romeo. The plan was to drink a vile that would make everyone think she was dead but really she was asleep. When Romeo heard of this he had not got Juliets letter explaining the situation so he went to her "death bed" and killed himself right before death took him Juliet woke up from her sleep to see him die. Juliet was astonished and took [...]

    3. This Amerimanga retelling uses Shakespeare's words in an abridged version. Despite it being manga I could mostly tell the characters apart in this one, since only the younger characters are drop-dead gorgeous; the older ones look pretty normal. The setting and costume are standard period for the play, though without codpieces, nor any, um, let's say "natural curves" in that area for the men. The drawings combine interesting angles and frame placement to give life and movement to the story, but I [...]

    4. Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy about star-crossed lovers is here given the realistic treatment with the players drawn in traditional period Italian garb. (I recognize elements of Zeffirelli’s famous 1968 cinematic effort, such as when Romeo climbs a tree to pitch woo to his adolescent paramour.) The lovers are drawn as sweet-faced teens, with smooth faces and large eyes that convey their youth and innocence. The various other characters are each clearly distinguishable from each other, sh [...]

    5. After Baz Luhrman's version (movie with Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes), this is my favorite re-telling of Romeo & Juliet's tragedy.It's not easy reading Shakespeare but these visuals really help you understand what's going on and what these characters are saying.I didn't expect the manga/Shakespeare mash-up to work so well, but it really does.I loved this!

    6. My favourite book out of the classics love it so much and the manga edition makes it so much easier to understand the story and whats going on :)

    7. Romeo and Juliet the graphic novel version by Adam Sexton was a version of the novel I wish I read instead of the William Shakespeare version we had to read in freshmen year. Although both novels have the same plot and same language the graphic novel was much easier to understand anad follow because it was not as detailed and confusing. In addition the images also helped me follow along and understand the plot of the novel. It is 185 pages of book I would have rather read than the original we ha [...]

    8. Michael Printz Award 2007National Book AwardAgatha AwardTraditional lit in graphic format. Frueding families the Montagues & Capulets. 2 star crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet. There is a street brawl and a masquerade ball. It is in 5 acts. The language is Shakespeare. " See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love." (pg.183) The manga is clean and the illustrations create nice movement through the story. I think reading a comic adaption of [...]

    9. I don't quite understand why this book doesn't really appeal to me. I love manga. Romeo & Juliet is the first play by Shakespeare that I read so it holds a special place in my heart. Yet somehow I feel this so-called manga is not manga at all. True, it follows manga style but I feel this is like a watered-down version.

    10. I'm interested in possibly using this format to teach Shakespeare. It makes sense because Shakespeare's plays were intended to be seen, not read. The advantage of the graphic novel is that the words aren't fleeting as when one watches a play. One can see the action and also go back and reread the words in relation to the action. I'm getting a copy to examine.

    11. This was a very beautiful from the beginning to the end. The illustrations were great, it had Shakespeare's written script (not all for the fact it was a 200 pages manga comic). But you don't like Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by text alone, then I encourage you to read this manga. It is very visual.

    12. i love this book i wish romeo and juliet wouldve lived but i guess that was a big part that made me love this book s amazing and i would recamend this to anyone . i also love shakespearean language

    13. That it was sad that Romeo and Juliet couldn't show affection to each other in the public because their families hate each other. And also to t was sad when Romeo commited suicide because Juliet faked her death then Juliet commides suicide because Romeo commited suicide. But a great book over all.

    14. There is an outside chance I will assign this books to students in the fall, so I resist commenting here.

    15. Great rendition of the classic tale. Beautiful illustration and gist of the story. I hope my children will be able to read this one day and understand the story easier!

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