Who actually wrote Romeo and Juliet?

William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet / PlaywrightWilliam Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Wikipedia

Is Romeo and Julieta true story?

The story is, indeed, based on the life of two real lovers who lived and died for each other in Verona, Italy in 1303. Shakespeare is known to have discovered this tragic love story in Arthur Brooke’s 1562 poem entitled “The Tragical History of Romeo and Juliet”.

Did Luigi da Porto write Romeo and Juliet?

Luigi Da Porto (1485 in Vicenza – May 10, 1529) was an Italian writer and storiographer, better known as the author of the novel Novella novamente ritrovata with the story of Romeo and Juliet, later reprised by William Shakespeare for his famous drama.

What does the gun symbolize in the movie Romeo and Juliet?

Mercutio wears a necklace with a cross on it and Tybalt’s gun has an image of the Virgin Mary on it. The cross is often used as a symbol of protection, yet in this scene, Mercutio is killed. The Virgin Mary is also contradictory as she is a symbol of purity, yet Tybalt uses this gun for murder.

What age was Juliet?

13 years
In Shakespeare’s original story, Romeo is given the age of 16 years and Juliet is given the age of 13 years.

Is there really a Juliet wall in Verona?

The Juliet Balcony, Casa di Giulietta In popular culture, the covered passageway is known as ‘Juliet’s Wall’ and it’s a place that you have to experience for yourself to really grasp how cool a sight it is. The exact address of Juliet’s Wall is also 23 Via Capello.

Was there a real Juliet?

Juliet never existed, but there is a sense in which all of Shakespeare’s characters are as real as the people we encounter in our daily lives.

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