Romeo and juliet book online in modern english

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No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Prologue

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No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

The Shakescleare version of Romeo and Juliet contains the complete original play alongisde a line-by-line modern English translation.

Romeo and Juliet - Full Text - Plain English and Original

CHORUS CHORUS Two households, both alike in dignity In the beautiful city of Verona, where our story In fair Verona, where we lay our scene , takes place, a long-standing hatred between two From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, families erupts into new violence, and citizens Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Two unlucky children of these enemy A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, families become lovers and commit suicide. Their Whose misadventured piteous overthrows unfortunate deaths put an end to their parents' Doth with their death bury their parents' strife. What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. No, for then we should be colliers.

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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 archetypal young lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Believed to have been written between and , the play was first published in a quarto version in The text of the first quarto version was of poor quality, however, and later editions corrected the text to conform more closely with Shakespeare's original.

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