Review:Romeo and Juliet In Plain and Simple English

cover.pngRomeo and Juliet is one of the greatest plays ever written–but let’s face it..if you don’t understand it, then you are not alone.

If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Romeo and Juliet.

The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text.

We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

A pet project at our branch has always been making the classics more accessible to future generations, specifically to those currently learning about them in school (whether they like it or not). When I had the chance to review this BookCaps study guide it seemed like it might be a good fit. The end result wasn’t quite what I was hoping for but still very much worth while.

I’m not sure how far this guide will go toward getting younger readers engaged with Shakespeare’s classic story. The cover stands out less than most other guides out there now, and the content can still be hard to reconcile with modern mentalities. Where this guide did excel was in its alterations to the text in order to make Romeo & Juliet easier to take in for those not well versed in that style of English.

This will make for a great study guide and fantastic companion to the original work.


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