In today's Claire Chats video, I talk about Arthur Brooke and his work The tragicall historye of Romeus and Juliet, written first in Italian by Bandell, and nowe in Englishe by Ar. Br. which was used as a source by William Shakespeare for his play Romeo and Juliet
- See http://americanrepertorytheater.org/inside/articles/articles-vol4-i3-how-romeus-became-romeo for more comparisons between the poem and the play.
- See http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/folio/Sources/romeusandjuliet.pdf for more on Brooke's poem.
- See https://archive.org/stream/brookesromeusjul00broo#page/n11/mode/2up for Brooke's full poem.
- Another link for Brooke's poem - http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com/romeo/BrookeIndex.html
- The British Library page on Brooke's poem, with images, can be found at https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/brookes-romeus-and-juliet
- If you don't have it on your bookcase, you can read Shakespeare's play at http://www.bartleby.com/70/index38.html