Romeo and Juliet WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.’ A love story whose very mention has come to represent the height of romantic passion, Romeo and Juliet is amongst Shakespeare’s most well-known plays. Having been told across every format, language and platform, the book remains as popular as ever. In a world full of violence, hate and politics, love blossoms. But this love is ill-fated, because the two young lovers – Romeo and Juliet – come from warring families of the Montagues and the Capulets. Against all odds, the two must attempt to unite – but fate will decide whether that happens in life or in death.