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William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet": A Retelling in Prose

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I would like to see my retellings of classic literature used in schools, so I give permission to the country of Finland (and all other countries) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to the state of Texas (and all other states) to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever. I also give permission to all teachers to buy one copy of this eBook and give copies to all students forever.

Teachers need not actually teach my retellings. Teachers are welcome to give students copies of my eBook as background material. For example, if they are teaching Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” teachers are welcome to give students copies of my “Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’: A Retelling in Prose” and tell students, “Here’s another ancient epic you may want to read in your spare time.”

This is an easy-to-read retelling of William Shakespeare's tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET. People who read this retelling first will find the original play much easier to read and understand.

Has there ever been a fourteen-year-old girl who was not REALLY and TRULY in LOVE? Or a slightly older boy?

In Verona, a city in which violence between the feuding Montague and Capulet families can break out at any moment, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet see each other and immediately fall in love. They are so passionately in love that they secretly get married the very next day. But violence breaks out and Romeo is banished from Verona, and Juliet’s father, who does not know she is already married, is forcing her to marry another man. In a desperate attempt to preserve her marriage and be with Romeo, Juliet takes a dangerous risk.

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