Lex-Ham Community Theater
Shakespeare Reading Series
Romeo and Juliet

"my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars shall bitterly his fearful date with this night's revels" states Romeo and he and his buddies crash the party at the Capulet household. His misgivings are all too true in this story of feuding families, unfortunate missed messages, and love at first sight.

Some good references for the play are:

The Story
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Britannia.com - Henry VI
Background information
Shakespeare timeline - 1599: The Great Globe

Sources
33rd of the Cinquante Novelle of Masuccio Salernitano
Arthur Brooke's 1562 translation of works by Matteo Bandello


Film Versions
Romeo and Juliet (1968) directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Romeo and Juliet (1996) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes

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Last updated: 9/19/2006