TIL that Shakespeare based his play “Romeo and Juliet” (1597) on “The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet” (1562), an English translation of the Italian original: “Young Romeus climbs fair Juliet’s bower by night. Three months he doth enjoy his chief delight.”

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tragical_History_of_Romeus_and_Juliet

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