Roméo et Juliette, Berlioz
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Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
8. Roméo et Juliette, Berlioz
When Berlioz attended productions of 'Hamlet' and 'Romeo and Juliet', he fell in love with the Irish actress playing Ophelia and Juliet, and grew fascinated by Shakespeare and his plays. He married the actress, Harriet Smithson, in 1833, and performed his 'Roméo et Juliette' in 1839.