Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is the tragedy of two young lovers and the role played by their suicides in ending a long-running family feud. It is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and has become the archetypal love story of western culture. This edition is based on the 1914 Oxford edition, which ranks among the most authoritative of the 20th century.
About the Author
William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” (or simply “the Bard”). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.