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How do you find a modern translation for Romeo and Juliet?

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No Fear Shakespeare publishes "Romeo and Juliet" and other Shakespearean plays in a modernized format. In its version, each page includes Shakespeare's original text on one side, along with a modern language adaptation on the facing page.

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No Fear Shakespeare captures the literal meaning of the story while setting the dialogue in modernized prose and simplifying the complex imagery. Several publishers, including Shakespeare Comic Books and Classical Comics, offer pictorial versions of the play. The comic book and graphic novel versions are generally rendered in easy-to-understand modern English. Often aimed at younger readers, these versions introduce the play's basic storyline but greatly simplify the dense language.

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