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Romeo and Juliet takes place in the cities of Verona (where the families of the Montegues and Capultes live) and Mantua (where the sword fight takes place), Italy over the course of four days.
It is set in the "olden days" which generally is accepted as during the Renassaince era of the 14th or 15th centuries. However, since the setting is purposely vague, it is a classic tale of starcrossed lovers that has been redone in many eras including the 50's in West Side Story, and even the modern tale of High School Musical.
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