William Shakespeare: Romeo e Giulietta

Romeo e Giulietta: riassunto in inglese della tragedia e della vita e opere di William Shakespeare (3 pagine formato doc)

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Life and works. Although Shakespeare is probably the most famous writer in the world, relatively little is known about his life.

Shakespeare’s birth is traditional celebrated on 23 April. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father was a glove maker and his mother came from a prosperous family.
He was probably educated at the local grammar school. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway. He later became a member of a theatre company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and then he became a member of the syndicate which built the Globe Theatre. As a poet he wrote a collection of 154 sonnets and two long poems. As a playwright he wrote 37 plays, which were popular with both educated and common William Shakespeare audiences alike.


ROMEO AND JULIET. The plot - The Montagues and Capulets, the two most important families of Verona, are bitter enemies. Romeo, the son of Lord Montague, goes to a masked ball given by the Capulet family and he falls in love with their daughter Juliet. After the ball, Romeo overhears Juliet confessing that she, too, has fallen in love with him and they decide to marry secretly. With the help of Friar Lawrence, they are married the next day. Unfortunately the same day some of the Montagues and Capulets meet and a conflict follows in which Romeo’s friend Mercutio is killed. Romeo is involved in the fight and to vindicate Mercutio he kills Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, and is then banished to Mantua. Meanwhile, Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry Count Paris. Juliet asks the Friar for advice and he suggest she should drink a potion which will give her the appearance of being dead for 42 hours. The Romeo e Giulietta by Hayez
friar will tell Romeo about it and Romeo will take
her to Mantua with him. But the Friar’s message fails to reach Romeo in time,  and Romeo, believing Juliet to be dead, decides to kill himself. He buys some poison and goes to see Juliet’s body for the last time. At the tomb Romeo gives Juliet a final kiss, drinks the poison and dies. Juliet awakes and finding Romeo dead, takes his knife and kills herself.

Romeo e Giulietta: la scena del balcone analisi


Features of the play. Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s first romantic tragedy. The story of Romeo and Juliet has become the archetype of adolescent love: the intensity and absolutism of their passion – a love to death – is typical of first true love. However, many obstacles are placed in their path, the most serious of which is the fact that they come from two rival families who hate each other. Though they both try to escape from this cycle of hatred, the hand of destiny will lead their love to a premature end. The play explores the matter of love in Romeo e Giulietta
its many forms.