Where Did the Story “Romeo and Juliet” Take Place?

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Written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1597, “Romeo and Juliet” takes place in the cities of Verona and Mantua. The majority of the play is set in Verona because that is where the Montagues and Capulets live. In Act V, Scene 1, Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished from Mantua.

“Romeo and Juliet” is a tragedy about two young people who fall in love in spite of their families’ ongoing feud. The untimely suicides of Romeo and Juliet and the deaths of Mercutio, Paris and Tybalt eventually result in the reconciliation of the two families.