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Romeo and Juliet

Translated by Hansol Jung

“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

In this new version of Romeo and Juliet, written in accessible modern English, Hansol Jung breathes new life into Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. By closely examining the familiar language and focusing on the subtleties of the text, Jung illuminates a surprising and more nuanced world than many of us have come to expect from the well-known tale of star-crossed lovers.

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