Romeo and Juliet (An excellent conceited Tragedie of Romeo and Iuliet) Author: William Shakespeare Date/place of 1st performance: c.1591–6, London Date of 1st publication: 1597 (‘bad’ 1st quarto); 1599 (‘good’ 2nd quarto) Genre: Trag. in 5 acts; blank verse and prose Setting/time of action: Verona and one scene in Mantua, Renaissance period Cast: 24m, 4f, extras
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