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Romeo and Juliet (USF)

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  • Romeo & Juliet: Act 1 Prologue

  • PRESENTED BY THE UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

  • (Chorus)

  • Enter Chorus.

  • Profile Picture of Chorus in Romeo and Juliet (USF)

    Chorus

    Two households, both alike in dignity,

  • In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

  • From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

  • Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

  • From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

  • A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;

  • Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows

  • Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.

  • Profile Picture of Chorus in Romeo and Juliet (USF)

    Chorus

    The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,

  • And the continuance of their parents' rage,

  • Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,

  • Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;

  • The which if you with patient ears attend,

  • What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

  • Exit.

  • Romeo & Juliet: Act 1, Scene 1

Welcome to a new way to read!

Regular books are just lines and pages of text but Literal books look like a group chat. This intro will show you how to:

  1. Change and use the 4 different reading modes.
  2. Interact with the book to comment, take notes, and more.

Auto Load

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When you select Auto Load you can set your reading speed (WPM), press play, and read the story as if the book were a group chat happening live.

AI Reader

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Selecting the AI Reader will add AI voices to Auto Load so that you can hear the book read to you while each line of the book loads.

Tap To Load

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If you'd rather control when each line of the book loads select Tap To Load. As you read tap the “Next Message” button to load the next line.

Free Scroll

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Free Scroll mode allows you to do just as the name implies and freely scroll up or down throughout the book. All messages are pre-loaded in this mode.

Reader Tools

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While reading you can tap on a speech bubble to make social comments, write private notes, define words, and translate words or sentences.

Ready to start?

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Ready to get started? Tap start and then the play button to start reading your first Literal book in Auto Load mode.