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on 2 October 2009
I'm studying this for higher english and it is very good in terms of print, publishing and content as i expected. The only thing this edition does not have is specific notes referencing to out of date words which would be great if it had it, but it is still fine from a studying point of view. In terms of enjoyment... I have enjoyed the story so far but i have'nt finished it. Great buy though
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I have always loved this tale of doomed love, there is just something so haunting and tragic about it that will make even a grown man cry. As with many of Shakespeare's works this is not an original idea but is based on an Italian ballad, but whereas that ballad has been forgotten what Shakespeare did with it will be with us forever. I could spend a few paragraphs giving a brief synopsis of this play, but what would be the point? People who have never read it or seen any performance of it know the basic storyline.

This story appeals to people from all walks of life with its tale of forbidden love between two teens. Juliet obviously lusts after Romeo in no way that a teen fiction love story these days does. That in our modern world the two obviously consummate their love adds a certain frisson as strictly speaking Juliet is under age, but that thankfully hasn't sent the censor to start editing it.

Really delving into what love and subsequently lust means this play should be a standard on the curriculum and could be used as a starting point for sex education. Shakespeare really showed here what being in love feels like as no one has ever done before or since and he speaks to our psyche and our emotions that make this drama so memorable. Really this is a must read.
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on 25 October 2012
This edition of Romeo and Juliet, the love story of all love stories was excellently priced even though it was brand new. It was exactly as described and arrived punctually.
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on 27 November 2012
Great For reading, doesn't hold together too well if you're writing in it (analysing the text) great value, though!

Great.
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on 10 March 2016
It's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. What's not to like? The beautiful and timeless story of two star-crossed lovers.
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on 22 April 2014
A decent quality copy of a great play. And so inexpensive! No need to review the play itself, I don't suppose.
If you are looking to annotate/highlight/read and re-read, this copy may be a little flimsy for you, but for the casual reader, it is perfect.
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on 8 March 2014
i want to introduce my son to different type of books etc. and he went to school and got his whole class to take a part and done the scences at play time, glad i got the book worth every penny. came quick and was packed well, not complaints from me.
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on 6 December 2015
It was ok, not very great for annotations though. All my other friends bought it for 2 pounds but for some reasons i dont understand why i got for 4 pounds. Since ive already bought it, i guess it doesnt matter but it would be nice to sort it out :)
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on 26 June 2014
Bought this for my son for school. As usual I am told 'last minute' that it is needed for school yesterday! Ordered and it was delivered very quickly so no after school detention!
Great price, super book to support study at school.
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on 22 January 2014
Couldn't believe how cheap I picked up this play, in a brand new condition. A great book for photocopying pages, making notes, learning lines etc. A*. A real Shakespeare classic as cheap as chips.
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