Romeo & Juliet

By: Keith Connell

Summary of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as young lovers.
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Theme of Romeo and Juliet

The Central themes of the play are developed by contrast and center on love.

Three Important Characters in Romeo and Juliet

Juliet, Romeo and The Nurse

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a bustling market town 100 miles northwest of London, and baptized there on April 26, 1564. His birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23, which was the date of his death in 1616. William was the third of eight Shakespeare children, of whom three died in childhood. Though no records of his education survive, it is likely that he attended the well-regarded local grammar school, where he would have studied Latin grammar and classics. At 18 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (1556-1616). A daughter, Susanna, was born in May 1583.Twins Hamnet and Judith followed in February 1585. Susanna and Judith would live to old age, while Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died at 11. As for William and Anne, it is believed that the couple lived apart for most of the year.

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"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." (Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 5)