Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a famous play by William Shakespeare. It is the story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, two children of warring families, who fall in love in contradiction to the rivalries of their relatives. The two seek to defy their parents and marry, perhaps bringing the two families to peace with each other, but this ultimately fails and they both commit suicide, each believing the other is already dead.

The musical West Side Story is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

The text of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is available from Project Gutenberg.