Romeo and Juliet is the world's most famous drama of tragic young love. Defying the feud which divides their families, Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship, marriage and sexual fulfilment; but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths.
The titles in the Graphic Shakespeare series are an ideal introduction to Shakespeare’s plays, but can equally well be used as revision aids. The main characters and key events are brought to life in the simplified story and dramatic pictures, and the short extracts from the original play focus on key speeches in Shakespeare’s language. A portrait gallery of key characters provides an easy reference and difficult words are explained in on-the-page glossaries.