Born in Stratford, England in 1564, William Shakespeare, one of the world's greatest writers, wrote more than 35 plays encompassing comedy, history and tragedies. His plays, each containing vivid characters of all types and from many walks of life, have been a vital part of the theatre in the Western world since they were written some 400 years ago. Enjoy a front row seat in the comfort of your home with a Shakespeare classic starring an internationally acclaimed cast. Shakespeare's tragic story of young impetuous love thwarted by a bitter Veronese family feud. Romeo, heir of the Montague family, attends a masquerade dance at the home of their rivals, the Capulets, where he meets Juliet, the Capulets' daughter. It is love at first sight. Their love is torn asunder by their families feuding and it is only after the double tragedy of Romeo and Juliet's suicide that their families are reconciled in sorrow.