Romeo and Juliet, a Comedy

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For works with similar titles, see Romeo and Juliet.
For other English-language translations of this work, see Castelvines y Monteses.
Romeo and Juliet, a Comedy (1770)
by Lope de Vega, translated by Anonymous
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Romeo and Juliet.



Written originally in Spanish by that celebrated Dramatic Poet,





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.
[Price, 1s.]


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.

Acts (not listed in original)

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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