Several Shakespearean plots points, including the climax of Romeo and Juliet, turn on powerful potions. Did the bard dream them up, or might they have really existed?
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“Sweet Sorrow: A Zombie Ballet” returns for its 3rd annual production during Halloween season. Watch the first 2 minutes of this video from last year explaining the process of creating the sequel to Romeo & Juliet for a new age of audience members.
Watch this video to see how your idea of ‘love’ stacks up against your fellow teens’ views.
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Watch this video to learn about a collection of artifacts cataloging what happens after relationships end and love dies.
Situations today may not be as dramatic as that in Romeo & Juliet, but it does still happen that parents oppose their children’s choice of partners.
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Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet may not seem like an obvious pairing, but these 1975 illustrations vividly bring the tension and tragedy to life.
Do you think you’ve heard all the stories about Romeo and Juliet? Think again! Read about a frog named for Romeo and the search to find him his very own Juliet.
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Princess Mako of Japan and her fiance endure pressure from her royal family, but defy expectations.
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Philosophy professor Firmin DeBrabander contemplates how couples display their relationships on social media.
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Letters from World War II reveal a love story that ended in tragedy.
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In this summary of Kate Tempest’s career as a rapper and poet, critic Michael Hogan praises her work.
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Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love at first sight. But does this happen in real life? Read this article to find out what researchers have discovered about your brain and love.
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Mental health advocates argue that Shakepeare’s play could help start important conversations with teenagers.
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Visitors to the historical site in England contribute their thoughts and feelings about the well-known play to re-create the story.
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Psychologist and author Guy Winch recommends focusing on an ex’s flaws and negative traits to get over a broken heart.
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After observing a mechanical “couple” that was created as an art installation, one viewer writes about how technology might affect the mystery and destiny of love. Watch the video embedded in the article to view how the two robots interact.
Doctors looking into the connection between the brain and the heart have found that stressful events can cause a change in hormones that injures the heart.
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Like many of his contemporaries, Shakespeare drew on a variety of resources for his astounding output of plays.
Metaphors for love tend toward the negative—from “falling” in love to being love-“struck” or “madly” in love. Writer Mandy Len Catron explores these metaphors and proposes a more positive alternative.
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Think it’s crazy that the Capulets and Montagues got so carried away with the feud between their families? Here are some examples of long-running and deadly family feuds closer to home.