Characters in Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence Count Paris Peter Mercutio Montague Sampson Tybalt Petruchio Romeo Benvolio Capulet Abraham Balthasar Friar John Juliet Prince Escalus Gregory
The theme The play Romeo and Juliet is categorised as a Tragedy
History of the play Romeo and Juliet was based on real lovers who lived in Verona, Italy who died for each other in the year 1303. At that time the Capulets and Montagues were among the inhabitants of Verona.
Famous Quotes / Quotations "It is the east, and Juliet is the sun". "Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow." "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".
William Shakespeare's Main Source Shakespeare found the story in Arthur Brooke's poem 'The TragicalHistorye of Romeus and Juliet' (1562).
Inspiration from the play Romeo and Juliet has inspired other works, such as Berlioz's dramatic symphony (1839), Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture (1869-80), and Prokofiev's full-length ballet (1938). The academy award winning musical West Side Story is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet.
Summary of the plot or story Shakespeare's tragic drama of the "star-crossed" young lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet is best remembered for the famous balcony scene. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are teenagers who fall deeply in love but their families are bitter enemies. They seize the moment and marry in secret, they make every effort to conceal their actions but these end in tragedy when Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio and Paris all die. The themes running through the play address the issues of the consequences of immature blind passion, hatred and prejudice.