Shakespeare’s play about the doomed romance of two teenagers from feuding families is the most famous love story ever written. First performed around 1596, Romeo and Juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical West Side Story, and a dozen films.
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- Verona, Italy
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- Act 1, scene 1
- Act 1, scene 2
- Act 1, scene 3
- Act 1, scene 4
- Act 1, scene 5
- Act 2, prologue-scene 1
- Act 2, scenes 2-3
- Act 2, scenes 4-5
- Act 3, scene 1
- Act 3, scene 5
- Act 3, scenes 2-4
- Act 4, scenes 1-2
- Act 4, scenes 3-4
- Act 5, scene 3
- Act 5, scenes 1-2
- Character Analysis
- Character List
- Plot Overview
- Themes Motifs and Symbols
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