Shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by developing a number of supporting characters, particularly Mercutio and Paris.
Believed to have been written between 15, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597.
It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays.
Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
Knowing that I've been saved by Grace and that I have a Savior who demonstrated what Love really looks like, has helped me in my own marriage.
10 years & 3 kids later, this guy still has my I think June 24, 2006, was one of the HOTTEST days of the year... I had no idea that my heart could survive outside of my body. I can't imagine my life without their laughter, their crying, their hugs & their tiny hands enfolded in mine... Parenting has got to be one of THE hardest things I have ever done. We had this silly notion that having them all two years apart, would ensure that they would entertain each other.
My hairdresser was a no-show, I forgot my veil at the hotel, the A/C at the venue was broken...