Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?!
Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
Two families at war.
A boy and a girl in love.
A secret marriage gone oh-so-wrong.
<3 and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.
A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.
About the Author
BRETT WRIGHT holds a BFA in creative writing and works full-time as a children’s book editor in New York City. In college, he studied Shakespearean tragedy, which was sadly lacking in emoticons. His greatest love affair has been with pizza.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Date of Death:2018
Place of Birth:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of Death:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I LOVE this book.. and all of the "texting" Shakespeare ones that have been published so far! What I love is that it reaches kids in a way that makes Shakespeare current. I teach Shakespeare to middle schoolers... and have taught high school students as well, and I usually make them DO this! :) I purchased the first two books for my 5th grade daughter... and she absolutely fell in love with Shakespeare and after reading the "text" version, she worked on reading more "Shakespearean" versions!
Good job brett!
My brother and myself were interested about this book. Once we picked up this book we couldn't stop. This book is hilarious for children that understand it. There are a couple things that adults wouldn't truly understand.
Very attractive, easy to read book is a first of it's kind. Very innovative and well written. Brett is a great up and coming author and is a must read!