espite an ancient grudge between their powerful families.
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,” a contemporary take on the William Shakespeare classic featuring 14 songs and seven sets, all in one take.
But Romeo has been banished by Prince Escalus for killing Tybalt, a Capulet, who killed Romeo's friend, Mercutio.
A message fails to reach Romeo saying that Juliet is in an induced coma and not dead, as he later believes.
Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity.
Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic structure (especially effects such as switching between comedy and tragedy to heighten tension, his expansion of minor characters, and his use of sub-plots to embellish the story) has been praised as an early sign of his dramatic skill.
The play ascribes different poetic forms to different characters, sometimes changing the form as the character develops.
, written about 1594–96 and first published in an unauthorized quarto in 1597.
An authorized quarto appeared in 1599, substantially longer and more reliable.
Emily opened the musical with a brief rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," as her Juliet enjoyed a party.