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October 31, 2014

The Biggest Shakespeare Fallacy?

What's the most famous scene in *Romeo and Juliet*?

Heck, it's probably the most famous scene in all of Shakespeare.

Make that, all of English drama.

Yup, the balcony scene. Except, there is no balcony in Romeo and Juliet -- the word didn't even exist in English until after Shakespeare died.

So why do we all associate it with his play? Let's just say, you ought to be wondering "Wherefore art thou, Marius?"

Read all about it via The Atlantic.

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