When was “Romeo and Juliet” written? If you like reading Shakespeare, you have probably read this tragedy. It is one of the world’s greatest literary achievements ever. This play is written by one of the greatest Englishmen ever.
Who Is the Author of “Romeo and Juliet”?
The author of “Romeo and Juliet” is William Shakespeare. This Englishman is one of the greatest personalities in history of arts and literature. He wrote sonnets, poems and numerous plays. His works are translated into nearly all major languages. Some of his famous tragedies are “Hamlet”, “King Lear”, “Antony and Cleopatra”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Othello” and “Macbeth”. Shakespeare’s famous comedies are “Much Ado about Nothing”, “All’s Well That Ends Well”, “The Merchant of Venice”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, “As You Like It”, “Troilus and Cressida”, “Twelfth Night” and many others.
When Was “Romeo and Juliet” Written?
“Romeo and Juliet” is probably the most famous Shakespeare’s tragedy. It is a story of love, desire and pain. It was probably written in period between 1590 and 1596. We can not be certain about the exact time when this tragedy was written, but most of experts believe that this was the period of creating “Romeo and Juliet”.
Romeo and Juliet
This is a universal story of love. Two young people are in love, but their families strongly object and it brings more pain into the story. The two families are enemies and neither one of them can accept the fact that their children are madly in love with each other. The entire play is interesting and dynamic. There are many great quotes and every sentence of this tragedy is filled with wisdom. The end of this love story is tragic. Irony is also present in the play. Even the end is filled with irony. The two rival families finally reconciled after those two young people had already died. Both of the two families finally realized that they were wrong and these tragic deaths came as a punishment.
There is a movie based on this story as well. Perhaps you have seen the movie, but you should read the play anyway. If you get the chance to see it in a theatre, do not miss it! You will see that the story and the characters are timeless and present in our modern time as well. Love – the most beautiful and most painful feeling – is also described in the way that all of us can understand.