Romeus and Juliet

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Anon. (1561)

NB. Harbage refers to this play as "Romeo and Juliet", but the evidence for its existence is Arthur Brooke (see Historical Records below), who only uses "Romeo" once (when he needs the protagonist's name to rhyme with "Mercutio"). "Romeus" is therefore to be preferred.

Historical Records

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Theatrical Provenance

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Probable Genre(s)

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Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues

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References to the Play

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Critical Commentary

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For What It's Worth

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Works Cited

Brooke, Arthur. The tragicall historye of Romeus and Iuliet written first in Italian by Bandell, and nowe in Englishe by Ar. Br. [Imprinted at London]: In ædibus Richardi Tottelli, [the .xix. day of Nouember. An. do. 1562]. EEBO-TCP (Open-Access)



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