Romeo and Juliet Summary
William Shakespeare

Everything you need to understand or teach Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

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Romeo and Juliet Summary

The exact year in which William Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet is unknown, but it is definitely one of his earlier works, and one of only two tragedies written in the period from 1590 to 1595. The other tragedy, Titus Andronicus followed the conventions of Seneca and Marlowe, i.e., built around a single heroic figure, but Romeo and Juliet was innovatively different. The plot was based on a fourteenth-century Italian short story, or novella...

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