Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes

Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)

By SparkNotes

  • Release Date: 2003-04-15
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings
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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Romeo and Juliet on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

    The complete text of the original play
    A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
    A complete list of characters with descriptions
    Plenty of helpful commentary


  • NOT optimized for iPad, poor translation

    By Ajay 55
    Navigation is very poor. Chapter titles have blank icon holders. Tapping on a chapter title does not navigate to that chapter. This app lacks the adjustable text size feature, making the tiny thumbnails at the bottom useless. To make matters worse the translation is weak. In their effort to make the everyday translation accessible the authors spent little or no time trying to understand the metaphors or figurative meanings inherent in Shakespeare's writing. And the notes which were promised? An occasional note in he margin. Don't waste your time or money.