O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Two families at war, and a pair of young, star-crossed lovers caught in the crossfire... Read on, through romance and heartbreak, to discover the tragic story at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.
Contains information about the background to Romeo and Juliet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Poisons, and their application in 16th century England, are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written.
The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.