William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in the world. Shakespeare was an actor who later became a co-owner of the Globe Theater. His plays made him famous in his time, and he retired in Stratford-upon-Avon, his hometown. He wrote comedies, dramas, and tragedies, such as "The Comedy of Errors," "The Tamed Scorpion," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Much Ado About Nothing," "As You Like It," "Hamlet," "King Lear," and "The Storm." The best-known of his poems are the 154 "Sonnets," which he wrote in 1609.
"Romeo and Juliet," written in 1594, is presumably the most well-known love story in the world. It is a tragedy in five acts based on a real story in the 14th century.
The families of Capulet and Montague were two of the most important in Verona. Misunderstandings between the two families were so big and lasted so long that a servant from the Capulet house could only meet a servant from the Montague house with a fight started.
In the first act, the old Lord Capulet invited many beautiful women and many nobles to a fancy dinner. Everyone was welcome at this party except for the Montague family. But Romeo, the son of the old lord Montague, goes to the party in disguise to see Rosaline, the woman he loves. When Romeo gets to dinner, he sees a beautiful woman and immediately falls in love with her. On the same night, Juliet falls in love with Romeo, even though they don't know each other's names. They will find each other much later.
In the second act, Romeo goes to Juliet's room, despite the danger, because he and Juliet want to marry secretly. The next day, one of Romeo's friends, Friar Laurence, married the couple.
In the third act, Romeo kills Tybalt from the Capulet family after a fight. Because of this, Prince Escalus kicks him out of Verona. During this time, Juliet's father decides that she should marry Paris and even sets a date for the wedding. Julieta doesn't like what her father has chosen, so she kills herself.
In the fourth act, Friar Laurence gives Juliet a potion to fake her death. The night before the wedding, the girl decides to drink the potion so Romeo can take her away. When the Capulet family gets to Paris that night, they discover Juliet has died. The wedding plans turn into funeral plans.
In the fifth act, Romeo doesn't know about Juliet's plan, so he goes to Verona to see his loved one for the last time. Romeo also takes the poison after killing Paris, kisses Juliet one last time, and dies. After the potion wears off, Juliet wakes up, but when she sees that Romeo is dead, Juliet also kills herself.