Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

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The magnificent, timeless drama is the world's most famous tale of "star-crossed lovers." The young, unshakable love of Juliet and Romeo defies the feud that divides their families—the Capulets and Montagues—as their desperate need to be together, their secret meetings, and finally their concealed marriage drive them toward tragedy. A masterwork that has long captured the hearts of audiences, this romantic tragedy has become part of the literary heritage of all peoples in all nations.

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Dimensions: 336 pages, 6.89 × 4.2 × 0.92 in

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ISBN - 10: 0553213059

ISBN - 13: 9780553213058

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Format: Other Format

Dimensions: 336 pages, 6.89 × 4.2 × 0.92 in

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553213059

ISBN - 13: 9780553213058

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The magnificent, timeless drama is the world's most famous tale of " star-crossed lovers."     The young, unshakable love of Juliet and Romeo defies the feud that divides their families--the Capulets and Montagues--as their desperate need to be together, their secret meetings, and finally their concealed marriage drive them toward tragedy.    A masterwork that has long captured the hearts of audiences, this romantic tragedy has become part of the literary heritage of all peoples in all nations.

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Act OneSCENE ONEVerona. A Public Place. Enter Sampson and Gregory, armed with swords and bucklerssampson. Gregory, o’ my word, we ’ll not carry coals.gregory. No, for then we should be colliers.sampson. I mean, an we be in choler, we ’ll draw.gregory. Ay, while you live, draw your neck out o’ the collar.sampson. I strike quickly, being moved.gregory. But thou art not quickly moved to strike.sampson. A dog of the house of Montague moves me.gregory. To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand; therefore, if thou art moved, thou runnest away.sampson. A dog of that house shall move me to stand: I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s.gregory. That shows thee a weak slave; for the weakest goes to the wall.sampson. ’Tis true; and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall: therefore I will push Montague’s men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall.gregory. The quarrel is between our masters and us their men.sampson. ’Tis all one, I will show myself a tyrant: when I have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the maids; I will cut off their heads.gregory. The heads of the maids?sampson. Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maiden-heads; take it in what sense thou wilt.gregory. They must take it in sense that feel it.sampson. Me they shall feel while I am able to stand; and ’tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh.gregory. ’Tis well thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thou hadst been poor John. Draw thy tool; here comes two of
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The magnificent, timeless drama is the world's most famous tale of "star-crossed lovers." The young, unshakable love of Juliet and Romeo defies the feud that divides their families—the Capulets and Montagues—as their desperate need to be together, their secret meetings, and finally their concealed marriage drive them toward tragedy. A masterwork that has long captured the hearts of audiences, this romantic tragedy has become part of the literary heritage of all peoples in all nations.

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The magnificent, timeless drama is the world's most famous tale of "star-crossed lovers." The young, unshakable love of Juliet and Romeo defies the feud that divides their families—the Capulets and Montagues—as their desperate need to be together, their secret meetings, and finally their concealed marriage drive them toward tragedy. A masterwork that has long captured the hearts of audiences, this romantic tragedy has become part of the literary heritage of all peoples in all nations.

About the Author

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as “an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers.” Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later under James I, called the King’s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain’s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, prob
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Editorial Reviews

"We can more easily decide between Shakespear and any other author, than between him and himself. Shall we quote any more passages to shew his genius or the beauty of Romeo and Juliet? At that rate, we might quote the whole."