Romeo and Juliet | myShakespeareRomeo and Juliet Please see the bottom of this page for helpful Romeo and Juliet resources. Please see the bottom of each scene for full explanatory notes. Dramatis Personae. Act 1 Scene 1. A public place. Scene 2. A street.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare- modern language version by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross
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Romeo and Juliet is a play written by Shakespeare. It is a tragic love story where the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet, are supposed to be sworn enemies but fall in love. Due to their families' ongoing conflict, they cannot be together, so they kill themselves because they cannot cope with being separated from one another. Romeo and Juliet is a Shakespearean tragedy. Two wealthy families, the Montagues and the Capulets, have another brawl in the city of Verona. The Prince and the townspeople cannot cope with the constant fighting so the Prince declares that the next person to break the peace will be killed. He falls in love with her instantly.
Infuriated citizens begin hitting at the brawlers on both sides, as Capulet and Montague themselves enter the fray. The anarchy only ceases when the Prince himself arrives and orders an end to the fighting, threatening both Capulet and Montague with death if another battle erupts. Montague, his wife and Benvolio are left alone as the others depart. Benvolio explains how the fight began, and is able to reassure his aunt that Romeo was not present. Seeing Romeo arrive, his parents leave to give Benvolio a clear field. Benvolio advises him to find some better-looking women to run after, but Romeo insists there are none. Enter Sampson and Gregory, with swords and bucklers, of the house of Capulet.
Benvolio tries to get Mercutio to go indoors, as the day is very hot and this causes short tempers that might lead to a brawl. Tybalt and his companions appear, searching for Romeo. He speaks insultingly to Mercutio, who replies in kind, and they are on the verge of fighting, with Benvolio urging them to go somewhere private, when Romeo arrives. Disgusted at seeing Romeo be such a wimp, Mercutio takes up the fight instead. Tybalt flees.
No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1
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