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  1. Nov 01, 1996 · Romeo + Juliet: Directed by Baz Luhrmann. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau. Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

  2. Baz Luhrmann's dazzling and unconventional adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic love story is spellbinding. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes portray Romeo and Juliet, the youthful star-crossed lovers of the past. But the setting has been moved from it's Elizabethan origins to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach.

  3. By the time of Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and A Midsummer Night's Dream in the mid-1590s, Shakespeare had begun to write a more natural poetry. He increasingly tuned his metaphors and images to the needs of the drama itself. Shakespeare's standard poetic form was blank verse, composed in iambic pentameter. In practice, this meant that his ...

  4. The people in the street cry Romeo, Some Juliet, and some Paris; and all run, With open outcry toward our monument. PRINCE What fear is this which startles in our ears? First Watchman Sovereign, here lies the County Paris slain; And Romeo dead; and Juliet, dead before, Warm and new kill'd. PRINCE Search, seek, and know how this foul murder comes.

  5. Read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for free from the Folger Shakespeare Library! Full text, summaries, illustrations, guides for reading, and more.

  6. You can buy the Arden text of this play from the Amazon.com online bookstore: Romeo and Juliet (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series) Entire play in one page. Act 1, Prologue: PROLOGUE Act 1, Scene 1: Verona. A public place. Act 1, Scene 2: A street. Act 1, Scene 3: A room in Capulet's house. Act 1, Scene 4: A street. Act 1, Scene 5: A hall in ...

  7. According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life. Shakespeare's writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589. There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.

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