tragedy comedy history buggery

Gemma. 26. UK. Professional science nerd, amateur history nerd, slightly goth.

I like terrible puns, ugly clothes, historical dickheads, and downer endings.

Sometimes I write silly fics and AU ideas about dead people. Feel free to join in.

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Alright, so I keep seeing this in the Shakespeare tags and it’s finally irritated me enough for me to make an obnoxious post about it.
Romeo and Juliet isn’t set in Mantua. It’s set in Verona. One of the most famous quotes from the play- which is right at the beginning- says so:

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene

If you’re that interested in star-crossed lovers, pay attention to what was actually written. It’s right there in the first two lines of the play, damn it, you can’t have drifted off that early during your English lesson.
Also, a quick Google search told me that these skeletons are several thousand years old, so it’s pretty bloody unlikely the situation was much like Romeo and Juliet anyway.