Montecchi and Capelletti, (Arthur Brooke) – Romeo and Juliet

In what century were there two Italian families, the Montecci and the Capelletti? Thirteenth-century
Where did the Monteccis live? Verona
Where did the Capellettis live? Cremona
Who wrote: The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet? Arthur Brooke
In what year did Brooke write his poem? 1562
Where was Arthur Brooke from? England
Brooke’s poem was an English translation of what? A French translation of an Italian Version
What did Shakespeare base his play on? ‘The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet’ – Arthur Brooke
What were the Monteccis and the Capelletis? Political fractions, not families
Was there a real feud between the families? No there was no feud as they lived in different cities on opposite sides of Italy. The families were allies.
How did Arthur Brooke die? He drowned in a shipwreck in 1563

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