This antiquarian contains William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet - belonging to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. One of the earlier plays written by Shakespeare, it tells the story of two young lovers whose union is obstructed by a deep-seated feud between their families. One of Shakespeare's most popular plays both during and after his lifetime, Romeo and Juliet is highly recommended for lovers of the form, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English playwright, actor, and poet - considered to be the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's most celebrated dramatist. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of William Shakespeare.