Romeo and Juliet, a Comedy
Romeo and Juliet.
Written originally in Spanish by that celebrated Dramatic Poet,
LOPEZ DE VEGA,
Built upon the same Story on which that greatest Dramatic Poet of the English Nation has founded his well known Tragedy.
Printed for William Griffin, at Garrick's Head, in Catharine-Street, Strand.1770.
THE following piece is printed in Spanish, under the title of the Castelvini and Monteses; the names of the families which in Shakespear are called Mountagues and Capulets; but, the translator, to render it more familiar to the English reader, has printed it under the title of the English play, from which it scarcely differs in any thing except the catastrophe, and some scenes that have no manner of connection with the main subject.
These scenes, indeed, occur frequently, and for that reason, the editor has not translated the Spanish comedy from beginning to end, but contented himself with giving a general plan of Lopes de Vega's piece, and a translation of such scenes only as answer to others in Shakespear's tragedy.
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