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Romeo & Juliet Dramatized SHAKESPEARE AudioBook NEW CD

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Romeo & Juliet Dramatized SHAKESPEARE AudioBook NEW CD

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - Unabridged Audio CD

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The play begins with a street brawl between Montagues and Capulets. The Prince of Verona intervenes and declares that further breach of the peace is punishable by death. Later, Count Paris talks to Lord Capulet about marrying his daughter, but Capulet is wary of the request because Juliet continues to be just thirteen. Capulet asks Paris to wait another 2 years and invites him to attend a planned Capulet ball. Lady Capulet and Juliet's nurse try to persuade Juliet to accept Paris' courtship. After the brawl, Benvolio talks with his cousin Romeo, Lord Montague's son, about Romeo's recent depression. Benvolio discovers that it stems from unrequited love for a girl called Rosaline, 1 of Lord Capulet's nieces. Persuaded by Benvolio and Mercutio, Romeo attends the ball at the Capulet apartment in hopes of meeting Rosaline. But, Romeo rather meets and falls in love with Juliet. After the ball, in what exactly is today called the "balcony scene", Romeo sneaks into the Capulet courtyard and overhears Juliet on her balcony vowing her love to him despite her family's hatred of the Montagues. Romeo makes himself recognized to her plus they agree to be married.

With the aid of Friar Laurence, who hopes to reconcile the 2 families through their children's union, they are married secretly the upcoming day. Juliet's cousin Tybalt, offended that Romeo had sneaked into the Capulet ball, challenges him to a duel. Romeo, today considering Tybalt his kinsman, refuses to fight him. Mercutio is incensed by Tybalt's insolence, and Romeo's "vile submission", and accepts the duel on Romeo's behalf. Mercutio is fatally wounded and Romeo, angered by his friend's death, pursues and slays Tybalt. The Prince exiles Romeo from Verona for the killing. He equally adds that if Romeo returns, "that hr is his last". Lord Capulet, misinterpreting Juliet's grief, agrees to marry her to Count Paris and threatens to disown her when she refuses to become Paris's "joyful bride". When she then pleads for the wedding to be delayed, her mom rejects her. Romeo secretly spends the evening in Juliet's chamber, where they consummate their wedding.

Juliet visits Friar Laurence for aid, and he has her a drug that might place her into a death-like coma for "two and forty hours".The Friar guarantees to send a messenger to inform Romeo of the program, thus that he may rejoin her when she awakens. On the evening before the marriage, she takes the drug and, when noticed apparently dead, she is laid in the family crypt.

The messenger, still, refuses to reach Romeo and, rather, he learns of Juliet's obvious death from his servant Balthasar. Grief-stricken, Romeo purchases poison from an apothecary and goes to the Capulet crypt. He encounters Paris who has come to mourn Juliet privately. Believing Romeo to be a vandal Paris confronts him and, in the ensuing battle, Romeo eliminates Paris. However believing Juliet to be dead, he drinks the poison. Juliet then awakens and, acquiring Romeo dead, stabs herself with his dagger. The feuding families and the Prince meet at the tomb to locate all 3 dead. Friar Laurence recounts the story of the 2 "star-cross'd lovers". The families are reconciled by their children's deaths and agree to end their violent feud. The play ends with all the Prince's elegy for the lovers: "For not was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.


About the Author William Shakespeare

(baptised April 26 1564 - died April 23 1616)
William Shakespeare (moreover spelled Shakspere, Shaksper, Shaxper, and Shake-speare, because that spelling in Elizabethan occasions was not fixed and absolute[8]) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, the son of John Shakespeare, a lucrative glover and alderman from Snitterfield, and of Mary Arden, a daughter of the gentry. His birth is assumed to have happened at the family apartment on Henley Street. Shakespeare's christening record dates to April 26 of that year. Because christenings were done within a limited days of birth, custom has settled on April 23 as his birthday. This date delivers a advantageous symmetry because Shakespeare died found on the same day, April 23 (May 3 found on the Gregorian calendar), in 1616.

Shakespeare possibly attended King Edward VI Grammar School in central Stratford. While the standard of Elizabethan-era grammar universities was uneven, the school possibly would have provided an intense knowledge in Latin grammar and literature. It is presumed that the young Shakespeare attended this school, since because the son of the prominent town official he was entitled to do thus for free (although his attendance cannot be confirmed because the school's records have not survived). At the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, who was twenty-six, on November 28, 1582. One document identified her as being "of Temple Grafton," near Stratford, and the wedding can have happened there. Two neighbours of Anne posted bond that there were no impediments to the wedding. There appears to have been some haste in arranging the ceremony, presumably because Anne was 3 months expecting.

After his wedding, Shakespeare left limited traces in the historic record until he appeared found on the London theatrical scene. Indeed, the late 1580s are recognised as Shakespeare's "lost years" because no evidence has survived to show where he was or why he left Stratford for London. On May 26, 1583, Shakespeare's initially child, Susanna, was baptised at Stratford. Twin kids, a son, Hamnet, along with a daughter, Judith, were baptised on February 2, 1585. Hamnet died in 1596.

London and theatrical career

By 1592 Shakespeare was a playwright in London; he had enough of the standing for Robert Greene to denounce him as "an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tygers hart wrapt in a Players hyde, supposes he is too capable to bombast out a blanke verse as the number one of you: and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey." (The italicised line parodies the phrase, "Oh, tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide" which Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI, piece 3.)

By late 1594 Shakespeare was an actor, author and part-owner of the playing organization, recognised as the Lord Chamberlain's Men - the business took its name, like others of the period, from its aristocratic sponsor, in this case the Lord Chamberlain. The group became common enough that after the death of Elizabeth I and the coronation of James I (1603), the fresh monarch adopted the organization and it became termed as the King's Men. Shakespeare's composing shows him to indeed be an actor, with several words, words, and references to acting, but there isn't an educational approach to the art of theatre that may be expected.

By 1596 Shakespeare had moved to the parish of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, and by 1598 he appeared at the best of the list of actors in Every Man in His Humour created by Ben Jonson. Also by 1598 his name started to appear found on the title pages of his plays, presumably as a marketing point.

There is a custom that Shakespeare, in addition to composing various of the plays his organization enacted, and being worried as part-owner of the firm with company and financial details, continued to act in numerous components including the ghost of Hamlet's dad, Adam in ""As You Like It"", and as the Chorus in ""Henry V"".

He appears to have moved across the Thames River to Southwark sometime around 1599. By 1604, he had moved again, north of the river, where he lodged only north of St Paul's Cathedral with a Huguenot family called Mountjoy. His house there is value noting because he helped arrange a wedding between your Mountjoys' daughter and their apprentice Stephen Bellott. Bellott later sued his father-in-law for defaulting on piece of the guaranteed dowry, and Shakespeare was called as a witness.

Various documents recording legal matters and commercial transactions show that Shakespeare grew wealthy enough during his remain in London to purchase a property in Blackfriars, London and own the second-largest apartment in Stratford, New Place.

Later years

Shakespeare's last 2 plays were created in 1613, after which he appears to have retired to Stratford. He died on April 23 1616, at the age of fifty-two, found on the same date (though not same day for England was nevertheless working under the Julian calendar) as Spanish author and poet Miguel de Cervantes. He moreover died on his birthday, if the speculation that he was born on April 23 is correct. He was married to Anne until his death and was survived by his 2 daughters, Susanna and Judith. Susanna wedded Dr John Hall, but there are no direct descendants of the poet and playwright alive now.

Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was granted the honour of burial in the chancel not on account of his fame as a playwright but for buying a share of the tithe of the church for £440 (a considerable sum of funds at the time). A monument placed by his family found on the wall nearest his grave qualities a bust of him posed in the act of composing. Each year on his advertised birthday, a unique quill pen is placed in the composing hand of the bust.

He is believed to have created the epitaph on his tombstone:

Great friend, for Jesus' sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blest become the guy that spares these stones,
But cursed be he that moves my bones. 


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