When was Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet written?

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Romeo and Juliet was written in 1594 and first published in 1597.

The play Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous that Shakespeare wrote.  Most people know the story of the two lovers from feuding families whose secret marriage led to their deaths.  On any given day around the world it is being performed.  It was written between Titus Adronicus, a tragedy, and Love’s Labour’s Lost, a comedy.  When Romeo and Juliet was being written, The Taming of the Shrew, also a comedy, was being published and likely performed.  Due to the way that Shakespeare wrote and performed plays in those days, Romeo and Juliet was probably performed and edited several times between 1594 and 1597 with the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, Shakespeare’s acting company, at The Theatre in Shoreditch.  It was published in the First Quarto.

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