William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Format: Book on CD 2003
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD 822.33 RO
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Call Number  CD 822.33 RO
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK 822.33 ROM
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  CD-BK 822.33 ROM
Dormont Public Library Audio Visual AUDIO CD SHAK
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  AUDIO CD SHAK
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 822.33 Romeo
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  CD 822.33 Romeo
Northland Public Library Audio Books 822.33 U3 (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  822.33 U3 (COMPACT DISC)
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 822.33 SHA
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD 822.33 SHA
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 822.33 u3 S [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD 822.33 u3 S [B-O-CD]
Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK 822.33 SHA
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CDBOOK 822.33 SHA

In the world's most celebrated and lyrical love story, the sublime devotion of two young lovers transcends their earthly fate.

The noble Veronese houses of Montague and Capulet are locked in a bitter feud. When Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love, they are swept up in a series of violent events and cruel twists of fortune. Despite the passion and innocence of their love, they fall victim to the enmity between their families, and their story ends in tragedy.

In this production, Romeo is played by Joseph Fiennes and Juliet by Maria Miles. Elizabeth Spriggs is the Nurse.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Delicate, romantic ink-and-watercolor illustrations in the style of some famous Renaissance artists accompany Kindermann's retelling of Shakespeare's eternally popular play about the passionate young lovers doomed by their families' feud. Close-ups of the main characters are set against sepia-tone crowd scenes showing the lovers meeting at the ball and the rivals fighting on the streets. The moonlit balcony scene is a cool gray blue, as is the illustration of Romeo finding Juliet's body. Although the book was translated twice, first from Elizabethan English into German, then into contemporary English, the simple prose is eloquent, and many of the play's famous lines are interwoven in the telling and printed in italics. True to the original drama, this version is a fine introduction for children. Older readers preparing for a theater visit might want it, too. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Zwerger crafts a lovely and contemplative staging of Romeo and Juliet. Brief excerpts from the play introduce sections of original and readily accessible prose: "Friar Laurence was rather surprised to find that Romeo had changed his mind so soon, and was in love with someone else. Could this end well?" Zwerger's uncluttered illustrations, rendered in muted jewel tones and delineated with sharp edges, give the effect of peering into private moments not meant to be shared or seen. Spot illustrations of dying roses foreshadow the coming tragedy, yet Zwerger ponders a different ending in a closing note ("Might the story have taken a different turn?"), picturing Romeo and Juliet riding away together on horseback. Ages 5-7. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays (Audio Partners)
Subjects Romeo -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Juliet -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Vendetta -- Drama.
Youth -- Drama.
Verona (Italy) -- Drama.
Tragedies (Drama)
Publisher Auburn, CA : Hampton, NH :Audio Partners ;2003
[Distributed by] BBC Audiobooks America,
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Romeo and Juliet
Romeo & Juliet
Contributors Fiennes, Joseph, 1970-
Miles, Maria.
Spriggs, Elizabeth.
Shepherd, Bill, 1944-
Treadwell, Tom.
Brill, Clive.
Le Gendre, Dominique.
Arkangel Productions.
Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Participants/Performers Joseph Fiennes (Romeo), Maria Miles (Juliet), Elizabeth Spriggs (Nurse), and full cast.
Other Contributors Producers, Bill Shepherd, Tom Treadwell ; director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"A fully dramatized recording"--Container.
Compact disc.
"A companion to The complete Pelican Shakespeare"--Container.
Scene-by-scene plot summary inserted in container.
Description 3 audio discs (3 hr., 3 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0792729900 (container)
9780792729907 (container)
1932219307 (discs)
9781932219302 (discs)
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