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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Alphabet.

Sesame Street Romeo and Alphabet with Telly01:20

Sesame Street Romeo and Alphabet with Telly

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. One of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays, it was referenced in several Muppet productions.


  • At the end of a "Monster Clubhouse" sketch, Mel (in monster-gibberish) remarks that "Parting is such sweet sorrow", a line spoken by Juliet in Act II of the play.


  • Kenneth Branagh has appeared in a production (date unknown, prior to 1990).
  • John Gielgud played Chorus in a 1978 television adaptation.
  • Ian McKellen played Romeo in a 1976 Royal Shakespeare Company production.
  • Alan Rickman played Tybalt in a 1978 television adaptation.
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