You can read the whole play here: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/full.html
I tried to look and see whether anyone else had posted this, but I got half way down the page and gave up, but I would be suprised if nobody had!
I actually had to ask my dad whether this was public domain after losing trust in the internet..
Anyway, it was the first obvious great, powerful, globally-known story that came to mind, and whether you see it as the shakespeare classic or just the basic outline of the story of two people falling in love that are not allowed to, which ends in tragedy, its still just as good.
It doesnt have to end in tragedy , I did this as a play in my last year of primary school and we did it as two opposing football teams, with the captain falling in love with the sister of the opposite teams captain, and of course it all ended on good terms.
It will be great remixed obviously, almost any two characters would fit into this story, but, I think the prologue would be amazing if it was kept the same, then again it would have to be changed if it wasnt to be a tragedy and then i think it would be equally as good if someone were to remix it to fit into the story, but still be recognisable to listening ears.
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. The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage; The which if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
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