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Expanding the Tale

Charles Gounod's 'Roméo et Juliette',
enjoyed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

The story of Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. For example, its plot is related to that of the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses. In 1456, Masuccio Salernitano wrote a similar story, which he called Mariotto and Gianozza, and in 1530 Luigi da Porto adapted the latter for his setting of Giulietta e Romeo.

The tale was first seen in English as a 1562 narrative poem called The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet by Arthur Brooke...

Copyright © 30 November 2012 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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ROMEO AND JULIET

CHARLES GOUNOD

ARIZONA OPERA

ARIZONA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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