Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

by William ShakespeareRichard Appignanesi and Sonia Leong

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2007

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Shakespeare's famous tragedy unfurls in front of a dramatic manga setting, in which the fair city of Verona becomes a street in the highly fashionable Shibuya district of Tokyo. The swordfights become duals with katanas; the Capulets and the Montagues, opposing Yakuza families. Conflict explodes when Romeo - a bleached-blonde, well-dressed rock star - falls in love with Juliet, the pure and innocent Capulet daughter.
ISBN:
9780955285608
9780955285608
Category:
Graphic novels: literary & memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2007
Publisher:
SelfMadeHero
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
196
Dimensions (mm):
209x152x17mm
Weight:
0.34kg
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

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