R & J: The Txt Msg Edition

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Title

R & J: The Txt Msg Edition

Subject

English, Creative Writing

Description

The language in Shakespeare's plays has stood the test of time, but could it survive a translation into text messages by a modern teenager? I asked my 16-year-old granddaughter to rewrite the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet as if it had all happened between two teens text messaging on their cell phones. --Introd. Pages are accordion folded, printed on one side, and fitted into a black plastic cell phone cover. The title shows through the cover's window. Text is glued to black poster board cut to fit cover and secured with nylon beading cord and crimps. Closure is a magnetic clasp on nylon cord. Colophon collaged onto back of last folded page. Presented in a commercially produced cell phone pouch. Preceded by "two editions of three and four signed copies, respectively." Cf. Note to collectors (p. [17]).

Creator

Pendergrass, Elizabeth

Publisher

J.R. Hastings

Date

2008

Format

[17] p.; 13 x 5 cm.

Language

English

Barcode

35108007010390

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.H373 .R2 2008

Collection

Citation

Pendergrass, Elizabeth, “R & J: The Txt Msg Edition,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/242.