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Romeo And Juliet - Condensed

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Prologue:

Two households, both alike in dignity,
  In fair Verona where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
  Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
  A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
Whose misadventured, piteous overthrows
  Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death marked love,
  And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which but their children's end, naught could remove,
  Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
  What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

Prolouge Translation:

Two families of the upper class 
are located where the play is set.
And old fight has been renewed
and the upstanding people will have eachothers blood on them.
The two opposing families have children
who fall in love
who make bad decisions
and rid their parents of grudges when they die.
They died for eachother
and their parents are still mad.
The play is about how the couple loved and died
and how the families fough until they lost their children.



Extra Facts:
Romeo and Juliet was written in the mid 1590's by William Shakespeare. It is set during the Renaissance, and occurs in Verona and Mantua, Italy. It is a tragedy, ending in the deaths of the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet.