This early film version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy only partially exists. The remaining footage features the fatal duel between Romeo and Tybalt, Juliet's parents threatening to disown her should she not wed Paris, Juliet taking Friar Lawrence's drugs, Romeo getting false news of Juliet's death, the duel between Romeo and Paris, and the lovers' double suicide which finally brings peace to Verona. Written by
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's play is thought to have been written between 1591 and 1596 (most likely in the mid-1590s). The first documented performance took place in 1662. See more
Version of Romeo and Juliet