Romeo and Juliet Translation | Shakescleare, by LitChartsCHORUS 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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The younger members of these families have carried on the war and things are getting worse. Among these young rivals are the only children of the heads of the families. They are destined to be star-crossed lovers, and our stage is set to tell their tale of sadness, as only their deaths can end this awful war. Wouldnt waste my time on you! Well at least my boss isnt an idiot like yours!