Illustrated by Sonia Leong, Romeo and Juliet is part of the Manga Shakespeare series of interpretations—the Bard’s greatest plays in an accessible, lively format for a young generation of readers.
Romeo and Juliet is ideally suited for the manga format—it has teenage heroes, scheming and villainous adults, heartbreaking tragedy, and the ultimate romantic plot about star-cross’d lovers. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, fall deeply in love—and they refuse to let their parents’ age-old feud get in their way. When Romeo is banished from their town, a series of mistakes and misunderstandings, along with their families’ mutual hatred, finally manages to end their love.
An exciting introduction to the Bard for reluctant readers and manga fans alike.
Manga Shakespeare series:
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing