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Table of Contents, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet  (169 annotations)

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To read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is to enter a world of sex and danger and violence. It is a world in which parents force their thirteen-year-old daughter to marry; in which attending a party without being invited can get you killed; in which a single gesture ignites a deadly street-fight... more

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Act I (0)
   Prologue (1)
   Scene 1 Verona (27)
   Scene 2 A Street (10)
   Scene 3 A Room in Capulet's House (6)
   Scene 4 A Street (6)
   Scene 5 A Hall in Capulet's House (5)
Act II
   Prologue (1)
   Scene 1 A lane by Capulet Orchard (3)
   Scene 2 Capulet's Orchard (22)
   Scene 3 Friar Laurence's cell (7)
   Scene 4 A Street (8)
   Scene 5 Capulet's Orchard (5)
   Scene 6 Friar Laurence's cell (2)
Act III
   Scene 1 A public place (10)
   Scene 2 Capulet's Orchard (6)
   Scene 3 Friar Laurence's cell (5)
   Scene 4 A Room in Capulet's House (2)
   Scene 5 Capulet's Orchard (4)
Act IV
   Scene 1 Friar Laurence's cell (4)
   Scene 2 Hall in Capulet's House (2)
   Scene 3 Juliet's Chamber (1)
   Scene 4 Hall in Capulet's House (1)
   Scene 5 Juliet's Chamber (8)
Act V
   Scene 1 Mantua, a street (6)
   Scene 2 Friar Laurence's cell (1)
   Scene 3 A Churchyard (16)

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"By giving liberty unto thine eyes; / Examine..." - 1 comment (view)
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    Benvolio introduces a topic that will recur throughout the first act: the idea of...
Seth Herbst 09/17/07

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Summary: Romeo and Juliet is an early tragedy by William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose "untimely deaths" ultimately unite their rival households. The play has been highly praised by literary critics for its language and dramatic effect. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. It is considered by many to be the world's most iconic love story.
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