ROMEO & JULIET William Shakespeare famous quotes | Stratford-upon-Avon England

This Edition of TITANS OF HISTORY presents
Shakespeare’s ROMEO and JULIET. The play 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. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays
during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. The story belongs to a tradition of tragic
romances stretching back to antiquity. Its plot is based on an Italian tale translated
into English during the 1560s. Shakespeare borrowed heavily from this source
but expanded and embellished the plot by developing supporting characters – and to heighten tension,
switched between comedy and tragedy. Shakespeare’s version was written and first
performed in the early to mid 1590s, and the text was first published in 1597. Since the Bard’s death in 1616, Romeo and
Juliet has been adapted numerous times around the world in many languages for stage, opera,
musical, radio, television and film. Several lines from the play have become iconic,
including: Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. But soft! what light through yonder window
breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun! See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek! O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo
Deny thy father and refuse thy name What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. Good night, good night! parting is such sweet
sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. A plague o’ both your houses! O, I am fortune’s fool! Give me my Romeo; and, when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O
you The doors of breath, seal with a righteous
kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing death! A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. We hope you have enjoyed this presentation
and look forward to sharing history with you again soon.

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