Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare

Title: Romeo & Juliet
Author: William Shakepeare
Pages: 283
Published: 2004 (first published 1595)
Challenges: The Classics Club, 2012 Back to the Classics
Genre: Drama, Classic
Edition: E-book
Source: Free download from Kobo

Description: Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. 


Thoughts:  This is one of my favourite plays but for some strange reason, this took me awhile to actually read.  Part of it had to do with the fact that I didn't feel like reading and that I had other things to read in the meantime.  Anyways, I quite enjoyed it and still remains one of my favourites.  I think what struck me was how complex the play is and even though I have seen the Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes version of the play (yes, I realize that its a modern version of the play) on a number of occasions (yes, I did see it when it came out in theatres), I have seen the play performed live.  I think what takes me aback is how complex the play is and also how much humour is incorporated into the play, even thought it may only be slight.


Bottom line:  If you have read any of Shakespeare's plays or have watched the movie version of this play, I recommend the play highly.


Rating: 4/5


Pages for 2012: 9500

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