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Author Eriko Ogawa has selected the best quotes on love and romance from the universally respected William Shakespeare and adapted them into modern words. With one quote per page, Shakespeare’s Words of Love is simple to read and conveys timeless thoughts on love and romance that apply to both East and West today.

From Romeo and Juliet, to Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Words of Love presents to readers quotes that express the pain, frustrations, joys, and sadness of love. This volume contains a special index that includes summaries of Shakespeare’s plays, allowing readers who are completely unfamiliar with Shakespeare to still enjoy this book.


・The Magic of Love

・The Joys of Love

・The Hardships of Love



・Men are Stupid

・The Female Species

・The Feelings of Men

・My Own Heart

About the Author

Eriko Ogawa

Ogawa is a technical director and playwright who specializes in translating plays. After graduating from the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Ogawa went abroad to earn her master’s degree in stage production at the Actor’s Studio Drama School at Pace University, USA. She is the recipient of many awards for her work as a new face in the theatrical world, as well as her excellent translations. Some of the plays translated by Ogawa include The Late Henry Moss, The Zoo Story, and Doubt.

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