Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare



Otázka: Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Tereza N.


William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His father was a glove maker. He was the third child of eight and the eldest surviving son. He attended a local grammar school where he read Latin classical authors. Shakespeare got married when he was only 18 years old and his wife was 8 years older because of her fiancée´s pregnancy. His wife´s name was Anne Hathaway. They had a daughter, Suzan and later they had twins,a boy Hammed and a girl Judith. His son Hammed died when he was 11 years old. William left his wife very soon and he came to London. In London he started to be a member of a group of actors The Lord Chamberlain´s Men. First he rewrote old plays and later he wrote his own plays and became very successful. His language was very rich. He established a modern language. The group of Actors was later renamed to the King´s Men. Shakespeare became rich man and he bought the Globe theatre in London. At the end of his life- after his son´s death h returned to Stratford and lived calm, family life. His is now buried in Stratford. He wrote 37 plays and 154 beautiful sonnets. He wrote tragedies- Othello, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and King Lear. He also wrote comedies- Twelfth Night, The Merry wives of Windsor, The merchant of Venice, The two gentlemen of Verona and Much Ado About Nothing. Next gender he wrote were historical plays- Richard III, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, V, VI and VIII.


Romeo and Juliet

Many years ago, in the Italian city of Verona, there were two warring families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Lord Capulet was planning a celebration for his daughter, Juliet. Romeo, Lord Montaque´s son, went to the party uninvited and he saw Juliet and fell in love. That night Juliet declared her love to Romen in the famous balcony scene. They swore eternal love to each other, and promised to marry in secret the next day. Romeo ran to Friar Laurence and bagged him to marry them. The Friar agreed. But then Romeo killed Tybalt (Juliet´s cousin) and was exiled. Juliet´s father wanted Juliet to marry Paris- a rich lord, who loved Juliet. But Juliet didn´t want to so she ran to Friar Laurence for help. The Friar gave her a drug to make her appear dead. Juliet returde home and took the drug. Friar Lorance´s message didn´t reach Romeo, so he didn´t know Juliet wasn´t really death so Romeo went to the tomb and seeing Juliet death he drank a poison. Juliet woke up to see Romeo and then she took his dagger and stabbed herself. The families of the Montagues and the Capulets stopped with fights because they saw where it got them.

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