Who was to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

Essay by angellinaHigh School, 10th gradeB, May 2007

download word file, 5 pages 2.0

Essay Question

Who was to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

In the following essay I am going to explore the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and who was to blame for it.

The author of the play is William Shakespeare born in Stratford in April 26, 1564. Died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.

He was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language, and the world's preeminent dramatist. He wrote approximately 38 plays and 154 sonnets, as well as a variety of other poems. Shakespeare created some of the most admired plays in Western literature, he also transformed English theatre by expanding expectations about what could be accomplished through characterisation, plot, action, language, and genre.

Shakespeare produced most of his work between 1586 and 1612. He wrote tragedies, histories, comedies and romances, which have been translated into every major living language, in addition to being continually performed around the world and in the orginal Globe Theatre, built in 1599 by the playing company to which Shakespeare belonged to.

These plays tend to be placed into three main stylistic groups:

Early comedies and histories (such as A Midsummer Night's Dreams)

Middle period (which includes his most famous tragedies, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth)

Later romances (such as The Winter's Tale and The Tempest).

Plays at the Globe Theatre usually were performed during the day as there was no electricity to light up the scene also the play times were very dependent on the weather because of the pit (the open space in the middle) so it wouldn't get wet and even more uncomfortable.

The audience would be more concentrated on the words spoken so the audience relied on the words to tell...