The chiefest complaint that I have with Romeo & Juliet is that so many film-makers capitalize on it to make it indecent. The upside (a comparatively small one) is that today’s Juliet is played by a woman, one who has had time to learn to act.
I’ll gladly read it, however, and enjoy it too; ’tis a goodly play, though of course unfit for the younger set. The edition I read (I lost both it and its name) said that the play is based on a real story; that would be a tourist spot: Come See the Tomb of the Real Romeo & Juliet! But I digress. This play does show how much Shakespeare can do with a story already told; as I have heard most of his plays are, in fact, re-tellings. He was a master plagiarist!
I would recommend a good, hardcover edition. Barnes & Noble actually has a complete Shakespeare (sans notes, I believe) for eight bucks; although one store only had a twenty-dollar hardcover.