Romeo and Juliet
One of William Shakespeare’s (1564–1616) most popular dramas, Romeo and Juliet (c. 1596) is about two young people who fall in love, but a feud between their families dooms them from the start. Over time, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has become a legendary story and the subject of a wide variety of theatrical interpretations, novels, feature films, and more.
Playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare wrote more than thirty plays that were lauded by people of all social classes, including Elizabeth I (1533–1603). Shakespeare and his fellow thespians planned, built, and operated the Globe, one of the most famous theaters in history.
Romeo and Juliet is based on Arthur Brooke’s (?–1563) poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and...Read more
- Romeo and Juliet (Play)
- January 01, 1594
- Abram (Romeo and Juliet) (Fictional character)