David Garrick's 18th-century version also modified several scenes, removing material then considered indecent, and Georg Benda's Romeo und Julie omitted much of the action and added a happy ending.Performances in the 19th century, including Charlotte Cushman's, restored the original text and focused on greater realism.Persuaded by Benvolio and Mercutio, Romeo attends the ball at the Capulet house in hopes of meeting Rosaline.
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
Romeo makes himself known to her and they agree to be married.
With the help of Friar Laurence, who hopes to reconcile the two families through their children's union, they are secretly married the next day.
Meanwhile, Benvolio talks with his cousin Romeo, Montague's son, about Romeo's recent depression.
Benvolio discovers that it stems from unrequited infatuation for a girl named Rosaline, one of Capulet's nieces.