This version was republished in 1609.

In 1623, and thirty-five other Shakespeare plays were published by two of the late author's friends, John Heminges and Henry Condell, in a book entitled

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Later, Juliet sends her nurse to Romeo to sound him out on his intentions, and he tells her that Juliet should come to Friar Laurence's cell to confess her sins, then marry Romeo.


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Here’s why:

In most modern editions of the plays, each line in multi-line verse passages begins with a capital letter, and each line in multi-line prose passages begins with a small letter except the first line or a line beginning with the opening word of a sentence.


Romeo... Why? Your poor Mother #Fights


: Assistant of Juliet's nurse.
: Servant of Montague.
: Poverty-stricken with "famine" in his cheeks, he illegally sells Romeo a deadly poison.

Juliet, please be mine xxx #JulietsRoom

Thus, he provides an interesting contrast to Romeo in that he breaks a law to stay alive whereas Romeo breaks a law (the moral law against suicide) to die.

According to his version of the tale,

Oddly, actor David Garrick omitted her character from his 1748 production of in the belief that Romeo's abandonment of her for Juliet was unrealistic.



: The chorus recites the prologue preceding the first act.

Brokenhearted, he kills himself.

It contains two of the play’s most famous lines: “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” The chorus also recites a prologue before Act 2.
, , : Workers in the Capulet home.
: Masked guests at the Capulet party in the first act.
: Lord Capulet speaks this name in line 8 of the fourth scene of Act 4.

So nervous, asking Friar to marry us. So excited. #FriarsCell



In a prologue to Act 1, an actor called “the chorus” recites a sonnet in which he describes the bitter hatred separating the Montagues and Capulets (residents of Verona, a city in northern Italy about sixty-five miles west of Venice and the Adriatic coast) and identifies Romeo and Juliet as lovers who had the misfortune to be born into warring families.

Thisbe is still alive, however.

The chorus says, “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes [the Montagues and the Capulets] / A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life" (5-6).

And with this kiss, I die. #Tomb

appears to have a double-meaning: first, that Romeo and Juliet come into existence; second, in a foreshadowing of future events, that they go out of existence by taking their own lives.

So it is that, from the very beginning of their existence as human beings within the wombs of their mothers, Romeo and Juliet are doomed by Fate as children of hatred.