Romeo and Juliet (Discover Primary & Early Years)

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Oberon Books, Dec 22, 1997 - Drama - 54 pages

Adapted for The National Theatre by Carl Heap

'The day is hot, the capulets abroad, And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl; For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.'
What's in a name? Imagine being born into the wrong family in the wrong place at the wrong time; and then you meet your true love...

Primary Classics, produced by the National Theatre's Discover programme, aims to introduce children aged 7 to 11 to Shakespeare.

This version of Romeo and Juliet, adapted and originally directed by Carl Heap, preserves the core of Shakespeare's plot, retains the original langauge, yet is presented very much with the target age group in mind. Carl Heap's introduction will help readers, teachers and practitioners alike to imagine or produce their own version.


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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

How can you not love Romeo and Juliet? It's tragic, it's beautiful, it's Shakespeare at his best! Just don't base your relationship goals on these two. This version, which was a Library Sale find, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angelina-Justice - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this manga version of Romeo and Juliet, and that's saying a lot since I think it's one of Shakespeare's worst works. I also learned a new term, Shibuya Girl. I'm still not entirely sure I ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Carl Heap is a writer-director-actor who has brought to these 5 Shakespeare adaptations for NT' Discover the experience and insights he gained from working with pre-Shakespearian popular theatre as the founding Artistic Director of the ground-breaking Medieval Players. These are skilful edits rather than translations, offering the complete story in 70 minutes without any narrative bridges, for casts of 5-7 actors.

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