Angel Chenel Ocampo
Mr. Jefferson Bcani
Book Title: Romeo and Juliet
No. of Pages: 283 pages
Publisher: January 1st 2004 by Washington Square Press (first published 1595)
Author and His/her Life: William Shakespeare (April 16, 1564-April 23, 1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, The United Kingdom. He’s genre are Literature & Fiction, Poetry. He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613.
Overview: The undying love-story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of his greatest and astonishing works during his times which is still being studied in schools and told every generation. In this story, the two young lovers proved that they are going to love each other no matter what happens or should I say, till death makes them apart. Though everybody is against of their relationship, they did not stop loving each other though Romeo was banished by Juliet’s father and both families have a misunderstanding. I can say that their families wasted a lot of lives including the two young lovers’ lives because they let their egos rule before finding the appropriate solution for the problems of both parties.
Romeo - Son of Montague who falls in love with Juliet.
Juliet - A Capulet who falls in love with Romeo.
Lord Capulet - Juliet's father.
Lady Montague - Romeo's mother.
Lord Montague - Romeo's father.
Count Paris - A friend of the Prince who wants to marry Juliet. Prince Escalus - Prince of Verona who provides for law and order. Friar Lawrence - The Priest in Verona. He marries Romeo and Juliet hoping it will unite both families. Friar John - Was supposed to deliver a letter to Romeo about Juliet and the Friar's plan, but Romeo didn't get it. The Nurse - Cared for Juliet during childhood.
Mercutio – A good friend of Romeo.
Balthasar - A servant and friend to Romeo.
Benvolio - A friend of Romeo's.
Tybalt - Nephew of Lady Capulet.
Samson – The Capulet servant.
Gregory - He is a Capulet servant.
Peter - Servant to Juliet's Nurse.
The Apothecary - A poor shopkeeper who illegally sells poison to Romeo.
The play is set in the thirteenth or fourteenth century in Italy in Verona and Mantua. Much of the action takes place in Juliet’s house. Two cities of Venice are also mentioned in the play. The Capulets and the Montagues, the main families of the play, are from noble lineage and wealth; they dress well, live in fancy surroundings, and are served by many attendants. The play’s basic setting, therefore, is rich and elegant.
For many years, an on-going feud between two families has caused much disruption in the city of Verona, Italy. The Capulets and the Montagues cannot seem to get along, and there have been many deaths among the two families because of it. Prince Escalus of Verona warns the two families that if the feud does not stop, the punishment will be death.
The stage opens with servants of the Capulet and Montague families. They get into a minor argument. Romeo, a Montague, enters the stage. He has recently been denied the love of Rosaline. He is miserable over this. His friend and cousin, Benvolio, enters and decides that they will go to the Capulet feast, in disguises, so he can prove to Romeo that other pretty women exist. They all exit. At the feast, Romeo meets Juliet, the daughter of Capulet. Instantly, they fall in...