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Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

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"For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo." Romeo and Juliet is one of the best-known plays of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. The play is a tragedy that tells the tale of a young couple who fall in love before they realize that their families are bitter enemies. The houses of Montague and Capulet are shaken to their foundations by the tumultuous and forbidden love affair of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote the play early in his career and it was one of his most popular. Although the story was well-known to audiences at the time, the author deftly blends comic and tragic moments to heighten the tension throughout the story. His powerful use of language and mastery of drama combine to great effect in this timeless love story. This work is a part of the Lit2Go collection, a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida College of Education. Lit2Go is dedicated to supporting literacy teaching and learning by providing access to historically and culturally significant literature in K-12 schools.

Customer Reviews

Great Narrator!

Starting from Act1 Scene 1, this narrator really brings out the drama of Shakespeare. She can mimic so many different voices. Two thumbs up for her.

The Prologue's text is incorrect.

While the reader's voice is lovely and pleasant, the very first thing in the play (the prologue) includes a word that was likely a typo somewhere. (The line is "Whose misadventured piteous overthrows" not "Whole misadventured. . .") This would give me pause in terms of trusting the rest of the text.

A fine reading and genuine pleasure

This reader gives a fine performance. I couldn't wait to walk to and from work just to get at those words and her voice. For those not familiar with the style of language, patience pays off. There is a reason that this is a classic of English language literature.