William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Sharing her love of Shakespeare with a new generation of readers, Judith Whitmore’s educational graphic novel Romeo and Juliet presents the best of The Bard in engaging contemporary language while maintaining his most notable original lines.

Romeo and Juliet is not only an ideal study aid for middle school, high school, and college students, but also offers an adaptation that is truly enjoyable and accessible to all.

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Raves for Romeo and Juliet

“This educational adaptation brings Shakespeare to life for a new generation of readers.”

Marlene Kamin — M.A. Educational Administration, Middle and High School Teacher, Categorical Program Coordinator and Advisor–Los Angeles Unified School District.

“As a lover of Shakespeare, I didn’t think I would like an abbreviated version. However, it was clear that this was a useful tool for my home-schooled grandsons who find Shakespeare unreadable. They loved the graphic arts and the ease of understanding the complicated love affair between Romeo and Juliet. Kudo’s! I hope you do Macbeth next. Followed by a Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Janet Simcic – Author: The Man at the Caffe’ Farnese, An American Chick’s Guide to Italy, and The Man at the Rialto Bridge.

“You wouldn’t think that a comic book version of the play would do justice to it. But this book does indeed capture the spirit and emotional impact of Romeo and Juliet. It certainly invites young people into Shakespeare’s literary world, and encourages them not to be intimidated by the Bard’s iambic pentameter verse. It’s easy to see this book as the beginning of a series for younger readers, and a valuable teaching tool for teachers.”

Walter Marks

An adaptation that appeals to readers of the classics as well as students who enjoy the action and images of comic books and video games. Accessible language and vibrant artwork. A timeless keeper.”

Louella Nelson — M.A. Best-selling author, University of California Distinguished Instructor; featured in Who’s Who of American Authors.

“Its beautiful graphics and vernacular prose render this classic tragedy accessible and exciting for old and new lovers of Shakespeare alike.”

Begona Echeverria — Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside, Author of The Hammer of Witches

“This book is perfect! My daughter has been struggling with Shakespeare for months. This has made a world of difference. Great drawings, and dialogue that’s easy to understand. Where are other plays?”