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Life in the Time of Shakespeare: Historical Context of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Courtly Love in Romeo and Juliet

Nasty diseases

Verona, Italy


The Task

Your task is to provide the class with information about fourteenth century Italy. Include information about:

  • The culture
  • Violence during the time period
  • The plague
  • The influence of astrology


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