Romeo and JulietAn age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. The grieving family agree to end their feud. Romeo and Juliet begins as the Chorus introduces two feuding families of Verona: the Capulets and the Montagues. On a hot summer's day, the young men of each faction fight until the Prince of Verona intercedes and threatens to banish them. Soon after, the head of the Capulet family plans a feast.
Coming next May… Juliet and Romeo: the book
I enjoyed actually reading Juliet's melodramatic expressions of love That I shall say good-night till it be morrow. Oh Boy! Franco Zeffirelli's movie version of Romeo and Juliet is excellent! Just like reading the screenplay.
Romeo and Juliet Summary
A few weeks ago I was pleased to announce something readers have been demanding for quite some time… the return of Nic Costa. The original was a script written for performance, which Richard did, of course, so well. Books require a different approach to audio. Just as important a story never ceases to be alive. Then I was asked to turn the tale back into drama for Audible Germany , another learning exercise which opened up fresh possibilities.
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