Friday, July 16, 2021

Book Note: Romeo and / or Juliet

North, Ryan. Romeo and / or Juliet. New York: 
Riverhead Books, 2016.
If you want one more layer of "chose your own," you can start by deciding whether you want Ryan North's To Be or Not To Be (for which, q.v.) or Romeo and / or Juliet. Either way, you'll be well served—though the latter is perhaps a bit more inviting in terms of graphics.

Like the Hamlet book, this one gives you the chance to choose roles—you can play / read as Romeo or as Juliet.

Here's a bit of the way that's established:

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