Romeo and Juliet 11

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Why Romeo and Juliet was so popular in Shakespeare’s time and why even today it is still so popular? William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England to Mary Arden and John Shakespeare. He was the third of eight children. He went to a local grammar school, where his studies included Latin and Greek (Debnam). At the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway who was eight years older than …

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…life itself. This, along with many other characteristics that Romeo and Juliet posses are what has kept us drawn to this play and plays like it for 400 years. People will probably never get tired of a story of ever-lasting love, for it is what all people wish to have in their lives. They desire to cast themselves as Romeo and Juliet so they can experience what true love does to the mind, body, and soul.