The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Pocket Books, 1990 - 107 pages
"The permanent popularity, now of mythic intensity, of Romeo and Juliet is more than justified," writes eminent scholar Harold Bloom, "since the play is the largest and most persuasive celebration of romantic love in Western literature." William Shakespeare (1564-1616) based his early romantic tragedy on Arthur Brooke's 1562 poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet. Shakespeare's resulting masterpiece, in turn, has inspired countless retellings around the world in mediums that include literature, dance, stage, and screen. Book jacket.
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This book is good for 5th6th graders. The thing is that schools do not really recommend Romeo and Juliet as a 5th6th grade reading. It is an easy reading though if you are into the Shakespeare classics. Read full review