Romeo and Juliet
Though not actually a tragedy, the story of the two 'star-crossed lovers' bears witness to Shakespeare's growing skill in shaping tragic drama. As Romeo and Juliet come from opposing families, their love must be concealed until after their marriage. But Romeo has been banished for avenging the death of Mercutio and, despite the well-meaning intervention of Friar Laurence, fate ensures that theirs is a wedding that will never take place.
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ROMEO AND JULIET
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