Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents strife.
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and power
Which, as they kiss, consume.
I'm going to be revisiting a few of my old Shakespeare favourites this year if anyone's interested in a companion read? Top of the re-read list currently: Othello, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Richard III, Hamlet, and R+J
Last year was the 400th anniversary of The Bard's death (he's believed to have died on his birthday) so I'll be starting my read then, the 23rd of April🌸