Transforming Romeo and Juliet online

Romeo and Juliet in dots

From literary treasures to tabloid news and viral games, here are a selection of online transformations of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Talking Dots by Hanna Bischof (myShakespeare)
An art installation, designed to give an insight into the emotional dramaturgy of Romeo and Juliet. The play is colour-coded in terms of positive, negative or neutral feelings of the respective characters.

Brooke's Romeus and Juliet (Open Library)
Shakespeare's play is based on Arthur Brooke's popular English poem The Tragicall History of Romeus and Juliet, first published in 1562, two years before Shakespeare's birth. Read a modernized copy of Brooke's poem, published in 1908.

Double teen death horror! (BBC)
Read Romeo and Juliet as a tabloid news story, featuring a 'lovestruck lass', 'rakish Romeo' and a 'meddling monk'.

Compare the Texts (British Library)
Explore the earliest printed editions of Romeo and Juliet, from the 1597 first quarto, and compare two versions side by side.

Romeo wherefore art thou? (Shakespeare Country)
Online game in which Romeo braves wild boar, vines, spike and other hazards as he wanders around Shakespeare country looking for Juliet to declare his feelings to her.

Such Tweet Sorrow
Love, romance, violence and tragedy played out - in posts of 140 characters or less - as a group of RSC actors brought Shakespeare's story to the digital world, retelling it through Twitter.

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