Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story, especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill.
It was among shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Romeo and juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
Its plot is based on an italian tale, translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure by William Painter in 1567. The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops.
. Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but, developed supporting characters, to expand the plot, particularly Mercutio and Paris. Romeo and juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity.
Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original.
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