William Shakespeare's canonical tragedy tells the tale of two "star-crossed lovers," Romeo and the beautiful object of his affection, Juliet. The lovers hail from dueling families in Verona, and this obstacle quickly throws the fateful pair, and the entire drama, into a web of finely woven turmoil. This iconic tale of loss, self-sacrifice and the intoxicating power of love has captured imaginations of artists and audiences for centuries since its premiere in the 1590s.
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