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Romeo and Juliet

By Gareth Hinds
Illustrated by Gareth Hinds

Gareth Hinds s stylish graphic adaptation of Shakespeare s romantic tragedy offers modern touches -including a diverse cast underscoring the story s universality.

She s a Capulet. He s a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet fi rst meet, they don t know they re from rival families and when they fi nd 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 sacrifi ce 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.

  • Gareth Hinds has established himself as a respectful and innovative adaptor of classic texts to the graphic-novel format.
  • Like Gareth s other editions of Shakespeare, this one uses Shakespeare s original language as much as possible.
  • Artwork and format give the story a modern edge; cast is multiracial.

About the author

Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels The Odyssey, Beowulf, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. About Romeo and Juliet, he says, "The gold standard for romantic tragedy, this play features some of the most brilliant rhymed verse ever written. It was a joy to work with the text and spend time with these characters. And I had a great time drawing the sword-fights!"

ISBN: 9780763668075
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 169 x 266mm, 144pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $22.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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