Romeo and Juliet:
Play introduction by Don Wooten - audio podcast - text (PDF)
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_%26_Juliet
Read the play online - http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/index.html
Last performed by the Genesius Guild in 2008 ~ Photos
Two youngsters in Verona, Italy, fall deeply and passionately in love.
But they are members of two feuding families and must find a way to marry without their parents' knowledge.
This sets in train a series of hasty plots, risky plans, and missed opportunities. The “star-crossed lovers” cannot break free of the hatred which consumes both their families and when all plans miscarry, they take their lives.
It is a poetic wonder: one of Shakespeare's most “musical” and beloved plays.