Romeo and juliet book adaptations

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Good old Will has earned his place in the literary canon for good reason. I mean, the guy invented words, remaking our language. He is responsible for the most cunning, hilarious insults. These stories—of love and betrayal, of revenge and jealousy, of ambition and folly—speak to the human condition. Every reader should find something to pique their interest among these 13 adaptations and homages to the Bard. The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson.
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13 Shakespeare-Inspired Young Adult Novels

Here, we rank 12 notable remakes of the play, with approaches ranging from straightforward Renaissance adaptations to a zombie comedy to a classic Hollywood musical. Check out our countdown to the greatest movie version of the greatest love story ever told, ahead. To say that Tromeo and Juliet is in poor taste is an understatement of Shakespearean proportions. The film is notable primarily because its Juliet — called Gina here, and with a bad Italian accent and no apparent personality — is played by none other than a year-old Angelina Jolie. There are a million ways to stage the Bard around the brilliant original text and offer a genuinely original interpretation.

From the traditional Arab tale of Layla and Majnoon to modern classics such as Noughts and Crosses, we can't seem to get enough of stories of lovers taking on the world and making sacrifices to be together. But many of the best stories in this genre have more to offer than a simple tale of unrequited love. Often, they explore other themes, too, such as family, race, class and culture. So, while I am not a great reader of love stories, I enjoyed finding parallels between the books on this list and the many themes explored in Romeo and Juliet. And I deliberately left out stories that involved vampires or werewolves. In her latest book, Black Sheep, Dwayne, 16, meets high-flying, uni-bound Misha, and sparks fly. To Misha it feels like true love, but her mum is adamant that Dwayne is bad news and forbids her to see him.

You currently have JavaScript disabled in your web browser, please enable JavaScript to view our website as intended. Here are the instructions of how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Take a look at some of our favourite re-tellings or reimaginings of Shakespeare's plays. They all bring these incredible stories to life for younger readers. From picture book versions to teenage novels, the books provide the perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

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Film adaptations have long been considered as involving a lowering of the status of the original venerated book or play. The assumption is that they not only simplify the source, but that they also undermine it and its place in the classical canon. I want his plays to be enjoyed by ordinary people. For a largely illiterate audience he transferred from page to stage and from narrative to drama some of the central writings of his time. These two films have been selected due to their status as appealing to a youthful audience and therefore selected by schools as the way in which we introduce Shakespeare to a new generation. Both Baz Luhrmann and Franco Zeffirelli have been a popular choice for use in schools, due to their apparent appeal to a younger audience. This can be seen especially in Act one Scene five, in which Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time.

4 thoughts on “Modern Retellings of Shakespeare for Every Reader

  1. Please only add books that say they are Romeo and Juliet retellings, not books that are merely similar to Romeo and Juliet. Thank you!.

  2. A fusion of classic Shakespeare with manga visuals, this is a cutting-edge adaptation that will impassion and grip its readers.

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