Shakespeare's iconic tale of "star-crossed lovers"Romeo and Juliet takes the form of classical dance in its oft-performed balletic adaptation. The most popular scoring of the piece was composed by Sergei Prokofiev, circa 1935. The Russian composer's intricate arrangements bring the lovers' plight to life in vivid detail, performed around the world by ballet companies large and small since its debut. The evocative and sophisticated work translates the power of Shakespeare's work into music, attracting the attention of major choreographers of every era.
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