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 time. Packed with action and emotion, it is the ideal way to explore Shakespeare’s timeless themes and appreciate his immortal love scenes.
"Reading a comic adaptation of Shakespeare offers students an opportunity to make sense of the rich language using the illustrations. Shakespeare, after all, was meant to be seen not read. Experiencing Shakespeare as a comic is the best substitute to watching the play itself." (The Graphic Classroom, April 12, 2008)
Table of contents:
Suiting the Action to the Word: Shakespeare and Manga.