A selection of articles published in RSC programmes for productions of Romeo and Juliet:
Half way through rehearsals for the RSC's 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet, director Neil Bartlett pauses for thought.
Love and hatred
Psychologist Dorothy Rowe examines how our strongest emotions are intertwined.
Sealed in eternity
Writer Fay Weldon investigates our enduring fascination with Shakespeare's young lovers.
Why are the Capulets and Montagues at war? Written by Carol Chillington Rutter, Professor of English Literature at Warwick University.
Why was Shakespeare fascinated with Italy? Dr Alison Shell, a Reader in English Studies at Durham University investigates the 1600 equivalent of Hollywood.
Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the Univerity of Warwick describes how Shakespeare emphasises the convergence of opposites in Romeo and Juliet: youth and age, day and night, poison and medicine, and of course: love and hate.