Romeo and Juliet


Drawing inspiration from Japan and using Shakespeare’s original texts, this series brings to life the Bard’s words. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has been brought to modern Japan, where two young lovers are caught in a bitter vendeta between their rival Yakuza families.

ISBN: 9780955285608 Author: Shakespeare, William Publisher: Self Made Hero, a di Publication Date: 15th January 2007 Imprint: SelfMadeHero Cover: Paperback Dewey: 741.5 (edition:22) Pages: 195 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy unfurls in front of a dramatic manga setting, in which the fair city of Verona becomes a street in the highly fashionable Shibuya district of Tokyo. The swordfights become duals with katanas; the Capulets and the Montagues, opposing Yakuza families. Conflict explodes when Romeo – a bleached-blonde, well-dressed rock star – falls in love with Juliet, the pure and innocent Capulet daughter.

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