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The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet

• Texas Librarian's Little Mavericks Award
• Maine Librarian Book Award
• Best Comic of 2015, Comics Alternative

Romeo and Juliet. A classic pair. And who better to play them than…a rooster and a bear?

Once again, the animals of the Stratford Zoo are performing Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it– with fangs, feathers, tails, and most importantly, heart.

Ian Lendler's hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks) in this side-splitting companion to their graphic novel The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

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The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet


“This innovative and intelligent reimagining hits all the notes of the Bard’s famous play yet manages to put enough of a spin on it to keep it fresh and novel…Those too young to appreciate the original play will certainly grasp this cleverly anthropomorphized, lushly envisioned graphic romp, not realizing how effectively they are being set up for the original later on.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review) READ MORE

“One sign of promise is when an idea seems so obvious that it’s a wonder it hasn’t done before. A midnight zoo production of Macbeth, by animals for animals? Of course!... Like any fine comic idea, once the structure is put into place, the laughs come effortlessly. This is the Bard at his broadest.”
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) READ MORE

“With its gruesome murders, Macbeth might not seem the most obvious of Shakespeare’s plays to be adapted into a children’s graphic novel, but by placing the play as a story within a story, Lender and Giallongo make it work…[This] is a delightful introduction to the Bard’s work that won’t overwhelm young readers.”
School Library Journal


The Stratford Zoo: Macbeth