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Romeo and Juliet!!!!!!!

Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare

The Actor:

The drama "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare was written in 1595.

The information we get about this person is that he was probably born on April 23rd in 1564 (St. George’s Day) in Stratford-on-Avon.

His parents were John Shakespeare (workman and mayor) and Mary Arden.

In 1582, when he was 18, he married Ann Hathaway (*1556, 1623) who was eight years older.

In 1592 he was as an artist in London for the first time. He was the most famous author of this era.

He invested his money in the Globe-Theatre in his birth town.

Where he went back to in 1612/13 and lived there until his dead in 1616.

The Story
The drama of one of his most famous dramas "Romeo and Juliet" was set down in Verona in 1600, as we get to know right at the beginning of the plot "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene). We see two servants of the Capulet family armed with swords, ready to fight with any "dog of the house [...] of Montague." The two sites begin to fight. After some minutes the Prince of Verona Escalus appears. He beats down their swords. Lady Montague is glad that Romeo was not involved in the fight, but she then says that her son has been in a melancholy. Romeo than appears. He says he is madly in love with a woman "Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast".
We get to know that Paris, a noble young kinsman, wants to marry Juliet, Capulets daughter. They will meet at the Capulet′s house at their feast "This night you shall behold him at our feast". The fact that Juliet and Romeo will meet and fall in love there for the first time is not said to the audience yet. At the famous balcony scene the two swear each other never-ending love, even they know they are enemies.
It does not take long until Friar Laurence marries them. He thought it could be the end of the hate between the two families "For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households′ rancour to pure love".

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