Romeo and Juliet Background

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    William Shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616.   He is one of the most well-known figures of English literature in the world.   He did not receive formal education past grammar school.   Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets in his time
    William Shakespeare

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    Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare between 1594 and 1595.    The text is part of the Renaissance period of writing.   The play was inspired by a poem from Arthur Brooks which depicted the story of two unlikely lovers.   Romeo and Juliet is often compared to A Midsummer Night's Dream as they both cover the themes of love, courtship and marriage.