Romeo and Juliet (1597) by William Shakespeare
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4. Romeo and Juliet (1597) by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's tragedy tells the tale of two young lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. Still among the Bard's most popular plays, it has inspired numerous pieces of music, operas and ballet. One of the best known is Prokofiev's ballet version which features the famous 'Dance of the Knights', theme to TV's 'The Apprentice'.