Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Author: William Shakepeare
Published: 2004 (first published 1595)
Challenges: The Classics Club, 2012 Back to the Classics
Genre: Drama, Classic
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.
Pages for 2012: 9500