A Reader posted a review at 2009-06-08 07:27:11.
I love the language of this play. I mean, Romeo could just say "Hey you're hot, let's get together." But since it's Shakespeare, we get "What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east! and Juliet is the sun. Rise fair sun and kill the envious moon, who is sick and pale with grief that thou her maid art far more fair than she". I could read the balcony scene over and over again. Also, I really love that he leaves most readers on the edge of their seats at the end.. will the friar make it in time?? Will Juliet wake up before Romeo offs himself? And really, it's incredible that Shakespeare pulls this suspense off, espcially since he tells us right at the beginning that they die!