Romeo And Juliet

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.

Summary

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Characters

See a complete list of the characters in Romeo and Juliet and in-depth analyses of Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Mercutio, and Nurse.

Main Ideas

Here's where you'll find analysis about the play as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to analysis of style, tone, point of view, and more.

Quotes

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Further Study

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