Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare; Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763668075, 128pp.)

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

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Description
Gareth Hinds's stylish graphic adaptation of the Bard's romantic tragedy offers modern touches --including a diverse cast that underscores the story's universality. She's a Capulet. He's a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don't know they're from rival families -- and when they find out, they don't care. Their love is honest and raw and all consuming.But it's also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together?In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare's original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare's Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page.



About the Author
Popularly known as the 'Bard of Avon', English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564. Not much is known about his date of birth or his formal education. Born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, he moved to London at age 21, where he wrote and acted in plays like Hamlet and As You Like It for the theatre group 'The King's Men'. Shakespeare, who died on 23 April 1616, gave the English language its most beautiful figures of speech, allegories, and images.

Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife
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