ROMEO AND JULIET
Is about the unhappy love and death of Romeo and Juliet.
The only children of two powerful houses of Verona. The House of Montaque and the House of Caplet. This two houses hate each other.
Romeo meets Juliet at the ball. He fells in love with her although he knows that she is Caplet. They love each other very much and ask Friar Lourence to merry them.
Their love and marriage are secret and by unfortunate accident Romeo kills Tybalt, who is Juliets cousin. Prince of Verona sends Romeo to the exile outside Verona and young Juliet is forced to get married to young nobleman called Paris. She asks Friar Laurence for help again and he gives her magic drops after which she fells asleep for several hours and looks as if she where died. Romeo learns about Juliet’s death in Mantua and hurries to the Caplets monument in a churchyard. He doesn’t know about the trick and kills himself. Soon after that Juliet wakes up and when she saw Romeo death she kills herself too.
Both houses reconciliate only after the death of their beloved children.
W. Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
„Conceit, more rich in mather than in words
Brags of his substance, not ornament
They are but beggars that can count their worth,
But my true love is grown to such excess,
I cannot sum up half my sum of wealth.“
„Cit bohatší je ako ľudská reč.
Sám sebou krásny je, nie ozdôbkami.
Kto poráta, čo má, je iba žobrák,
Lež moja nemá láska vzrástla tak,
Že poklady jej nikdy nespočítam.“
Stratford upon Aron
Shakespeare’s birthplace. There are many beautiful timber-framed houses from the 15th and 16th century. The most important building are the church where Shakespeare is buried. Is buried the cottage of his wife and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with attractive gardens. His birthplace is called New Place.