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In what time period was Romeo and Juliet set?

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William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" is set during the Renaissance period. The Renaissance period is often considered to be between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The tragic play takes place in Northern Italy, and the main city is Verona.

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"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragedy that follows the juvenile love between the Capulet and Montague families. The two families were already in a feud when the romance began between Romeo and Juliet. The two lovers elope to escape the violence between the families, but neither family is willing to forge a peace agreement for the sake of love. In the end, Romeo and Juliet die in a tragic, preventable double suicide.

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